Two Marshall County Residents Killed in Head-On Collision

Published on Oct 21, 2015 at 1:25 pm in Auto Accidents.

PALMA, Ky. – The two drivers involved in a deadly early morning head-on collision have been identified.

According to Marshall County Sheriff’s Office director of operations David Maddox, deputies were dispatched to U.S. 68 near Palma, Ky. shortly before 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning after a crash was reported. It was determined the vehicle driven by 47-year-old David Allen crossed the center line and struck the other car, driven by 20-year-old Austin Grugett head-on.

Sheriff Kevin Byers says both men were from Benton.

Austin Grugett was transported to Marshall County Hospital where he died of his injuries.

The second driver, David Allen, was transported to an Evansville, Indiana hospital. He too died of his injuries suffered in the crash.

Two Injured in Head-On Collision on Brookport Bridge

Published on Oct 21, 2015 at 1:19 pm in Auto Accidents.

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) – The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Paducah man after a two car crash on Brookport Bridge on Tuesday, Nov. 11.James R. Lambert, 49, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs third offense, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, assault fourth degree (two counts based on the injuries sustained to others by his driving impaired), criminal mischief first degree, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.Deputies say they were notified at 4:44 p.m. about a head on crash.When they arrived, they say they helped emergency workers care for the injured because response was low due to slowed traffic and the tight confines of the bridge.

According to deputies, Lambert was driving a 1996 Dodge truck southbound on the bridge.

They say the investigation, along with witness statements, indicate that speed was a factor and that Lambert lost control of the truck and hit an oncoming car.

Pregnant Woman and Child Killed in Interstate 75 Wrongful Death Car Crash by Drunk Driver

Published on Oct 21, 2014 at 2:59 pm in Auto Accidents.

Pregnant Woman, Child Killed in I-75 crash WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (AP) — An out-of-control pickup truck crossed an interstate median and struck three oncoming vehicles, killing a pregnant woman and a child, police said. The crash Monday night along Interstate 75 in southern Kentucky temporarily shut down traffic in both directions. The truck driver was charged with drunken driving, three murder counts and driving on a suspended license, Kentucky State Police said. One murder charge stemmed from the death of the woman’s unborn baby. The three vehicles that were struck were carrying 14 people, including several youngsters, but state police did not specify how many were injured. Cindy S. Haas, 25, of Cleveland and Gus P. Pontikis, 8, of Park Ridge, Ill., died in the crash.

Car Accident Injures Three People On Highway 45

Published on Jun 8, 2011 at 11:21 pm in Auto Accidents.

A two-vehicle accident Tuesday evening injured three people in Graves County, according to Kentucky State Police.

Troopers say that the collision happened at 5:41 pm at the intersection of KY 408 and U.S. Highway 45, near Viola. A Lincoln truck driven by 51-year-old Ronnie M. Barnett of Hickory was eastbound on KY 408 and was crossing the northbound lanes of Highway 45. He did not see the 1996 Monte Carlo driven by 29-year-old Virginia R. Richeal of Boaz, and she was unable to avoid a collision, striking the truck in the passenger side.

Fairdale Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash

Published on Jun 17, 2010 at 11:29 pm in Auto Accidents.

A 26 year old man from Fairdale was killed Wednesday Morning in a Fairdale subdivision after losing control of his motorcycle while driving around a curve. Scotty Hoosaflook crashed into a ford F-250 and was thrown from his motorcycle.

Hoosaflook died at the scene of the accident around 4:15 in the morning just a few blocks from his home. Witnesses reported the motorcycle was traveling very fast west bound on Glengarry Dr. when Hoosaflook lost control while traveling around a curve at about the 400 block of Glengarry Dr. when the motorcycle struck a Ford truck and ejected Hoosaflook.

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