Collision with Dump Truck kills Driver One Paducah woman died after a wreck at 11:52 a.m. Monday at Blandville and New Holt roads. Sherianne K. Mabry, 37, of Jefferson Street died Monday afternoon in the emergency room at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Her passenger, Michelle M. Kidd, 59, of Deerhaven Lane, was taken to Lourdes hospital, where she was treated and released. Jeremiah A. Smith, 29, of Kuttawa told Paducah police officer Jody Higdon that he was driving a dump truck west on Blandville Road (U.S. 62) and was unable to stop at a red light. He said he drove into the median to avoid rear-ending another vehicle, but hit Mabry’s Jeep as it turned left from Holt Road. Witnesses told officers that Mabry had a green light as she turned east onto Blandville. Her Jeep was hit in the driver’s side. The dump truck skidded to a stop in the eastbound lanes of the highway. The Jeep ran off the road and into a ditch. The highway was reduced to two lanes for nearly four hours as officers investigated the wreck and cleared the wreckage. McCracken County Deputy Sheriff Darryl Carr and Paducah police officers Michael Barnes and Michael Redmon reconstructed the wreck. Source: Paducah Sun The unfortunate facts in this story point out the dangers on some of the highways in Western Kentucky. As a person who travels through this particular intersection 2 to 3 times a day, I can understand that it could be the site of such a tragic accident. It is definitely one of many intersections in Western Kentucky that must be navigated with caution. The unfortunate facts of this story also point out what is a growing problem in Western Kentucky. The problem is the speed and attentiveness of the drivers of the these Dump Trucks. We are currently prosecuting injury claims that are the result of Dump Truck Driver Speed and Inattentivenes. These drivers are held to a higher standard of care and must proceed safely with caution. The family of Sherianne K. Mabry will likely have a Wrongful Death Claim against the Dump Truck Driver and possibly the Dump Truck Company. Whether there are grounds for any type of Criminal Prosecution is unclear. What is clear is that all of the fact are not known. In situations such as this it can take weeks, months or even years to discover exactly what happened. The Paducah City Police or the Kentucky State Police must open a Death Investigation Case. Sometimes the result of these investigations can stay open for months. At Daryl T Dixon Law, we do these type of investigations everyday for our clients as an alternative to the State Police or City Police Investigation. As a Kentucky Car Wreck Lawyer many times I must uncover unknown facts that can lead to the Prosecution of a Wrongful Death Claim or lead us not to prosecute a case for a client. Families of those involved in Western Kentucky Wrongful Death Claims have several different claims. The families may pursue Economic Loss Claims (Loss of Earnings Capacity), Pre-Crash Pain and Suffering (Commonly called Pre-Impact Fear), Post-Crash Pain and Suffering and Loss of Love and Affection (Commonly called Consortium). An experienced Kentucky Wrongful Death Attorney can further explain the nature and extent of these Wrongful Death Claims in Kentucky One thing is for sure. If you or a family member has been involved in a case such as this, you will want to hire a Lawyer as soon as practicable. The sooner the Attorney can start their investigation the better the chances of the outcome. Kentucky Personal Injury Attorney Daryl T. Dixon answers questions about Car Wreck Wrongful Death cases and Car Wreck Injury cases on daily bases. You may ask questions at this website by clicking the Quick Contact Form or you may call the offices directly at TOLL FREE (866) 529-7745. Calls and emails will be returned in less than 24 Hours.