Head-on collision kills both drivers in Marshall County

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 one of the two vehicles crossed the center line and struck the other car head-on.

Sheriff Kevin Byers says both men were from Benton.

Twenty-year-old Austin Grugett was transported to Marshall County Hospital where he died of his injuries.

The second driver, 47-year-old David Allen, was transported to an Evansville, Indiana hospital. He too died of his injuries suffered in the crash.

The crash is still under investigation.

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