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.
The above facts point out some of the dangers on Western Kentucky Highways. On several occasions this year there have been tragic accidents on Highway 68 in Marshall County. As a person who travels that road frequently I can understand how this highway could be the sight of such a tragedy. It is definitely one of the highways in Western Kentucky that must be navigated with Caution.
The Family of Austin Grugett will no doubt have a Civil Case for a Kentucky Wrongful Death. The family 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 Sherrif 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 expericenced 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 dissappear 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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