Update: 2 die in Paducah wreck

UPDATE: (Sunday, June 7) Family friends of Mary Harris tell Local 6 she died early Sunday morning from her injuries.

Paducah police say Webster County woman is dead and her husband and daughter-in-law were hospitalized after a three-vehicle wreck that happened Thursday afternoon at 28th and Washington streets.

Police say a Clay couple — Margaret Ann Brown, 73, and James R. Brown, 84 — in a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt were in the intersection of 28th and Washington streets when the car was hit on the passenger’s side — where Margaret was sitting — by a 2011 Jeep Wrangler driven east by 17-year-old Landon Davis.

The vehicles spun from the impact, and the Cobalt slid into the front bumper of a 2013 Hyundai driven by 19-year-old Charles F. Baird that was sitting in the outside, northbound lane. Baird was waiting to turn right onto Washington Street.

Baird told Paducah Police Officer Travis Counts that the traffic light was green for north/south traffic. Davis said his light was green. Police say they were unable to interview James Brown and another passenger, 43-year-old Mary Harris, of Marion, Kentucky, because of their injuries. 

Brown and Harris were taken to Baptist Health Paducah for treatment, as was Davis for routine blood and urine collection, which police say he declined. McCracken County Deputy Coroner Ryan Johnston said Margaret Brown was pronounced dead shortly after the wreck in the hospital’s emergency room

A passenger in Davis’ Jeep, 14-year-old Shelby Sokulik of  Paducah, told officers her ankle hurt, but she declined medical treatment.

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