Wreck involving funeral procession injures four

Four people were injured in a two-car wreck involving members of a funeral procession Thursday afternoon, according to the Paducah Police Department. 

One of the drivers involved, 84-year-old James Long of Hill Terrace, was turning left onto Jack Paxton Drive from Lone Oak Road as he headed to U.S. 62. Long told police he didn’t see the oncoming car driven by 63-year-old Robert D. Robinson of Clay Street. Robinson was headed south on Lone Oak Road when the wreck happened. 

Police say Robinson told them his traffic light was red, but he drove into the intersection because he was part of a funeral procession. Paducah Police Officer Ryan Burrow says Robinson’s hazard lights were on and a funeral flag was attached to the roof of his car. 

Long, Robinson, and two passengers with Robinson — 42-year-old Tammy Daily of Seitz Street and 60-year-old Juanita Bates of Clay Street — were taken to Lourdes Hospital. 

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