The stories below show us some of the most dangers roads on Western Kentucky Highways. On several occasions this year there have been accidents on Highway 68 in Marshall County. As a Kentucky resident & Personal Injury Attorney who travels that road frequently I can understand how it could be the sight of many tragic accidents. It’s definitely one of the roads in Western Kentucky that must be navigated with Caution.
Marshall County, Ky. – Two people died in a Saturday morning crash and the driver now faces two murder charges.
The crash occurred in Marshall County around 3:30a.m. involving a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Michael K. Williams of Mayfield, Ky. The other passengers in the car included Monica Draffen, Michael J. Hoy, Jr. and Kaytlin E. Lamb, all of Benton. Billy W. Humphrey, Jr. of Paducah was also in the car.
The investigating Sheriff’s Deputy reported that Williams was traveling east on US Highway 68 near Needmore Road in Palma when he lost control on a curve in the road. The car he was driving hit a utility pole and came to a rest.
Michael Hoy, Jr. And Kaytlin Lamb died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash.
Billy Humphrey, Jr. Was taken to a hospital for treatment. Monica Draffen was taken to a separate local hospital for minor injuries and later released. Williams was not injured in the crash.
The investigating Sheriff’s Deputy in the case reports that alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash. Williams was arrested and charged with two counts of Murder, one count of Assault 1st Degree, one count of Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, DUI 2nd Offense and Operating on a Suspended Drivers License.
Williams was in court Monday morning, where his bond was set at $100,000. His next court appearance is scheduled for October 12 at 1 p.m.
Source: WPSD TV
Alcohol is one of the leading contributors to Wrongful Death in the State of Kentucky along with Speeding and Driver Inattention. The fact that Alcohol was a factor in this Car Accident means that there could be a Civil Suit to follow. The Driver has been charged with Murder and a Kentucky Wrongful Death Civil suit could likely follow.
The Families of Michael Hoy Jr. and Kaytlin Lamb will no doubt have a Civil Case for a Kentucky Wrongful Death. The families can file Damages claims for Lost Earnings Capacity, Reasonable Medical and Funeral Bills and Pain and Suffering.
In cases such as this the Marshall County Sheriffs Office and the Kentucky State Police will open a Death Investigation. We do these Investigations as well for our client’s as a supplement to the Sheriff or State Police Investigations. As Marshall County Car Accident Lawyer, we try and uncover facts known and not known which will aid us in prosecuting a Claim for Wrongful Death or not filing a claim.
One thing is certain, if one of your family members has been in tragic accident such as this you will want to hire an experienced Paducah Kentucky Wrongful Death Lawyer as soon as you can. The sooner the Attorney can start their investigation the better claim they will be able to make. Evidence can disappear or be destroyed over time.
Daryl T. Dixon Law is a Paducah Kentucky Law Firm specializing in Car and Semi Truck Wrecks. We write articles and blogs each day to give out information to Kentucky Injury Victims. We write all of our articles from the standpoint of the Injured Victim. We do this to enable injury victims and family members of those killed to have the information and knowledge to obtain the compensation and justice that they deserve.
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