Multiple people injured in Graves County wreck
GRAVES COUNTY, KY —
Three men were inured, one of whom was later arrested, after a two-car wreck in Graves County Tuesday, according the the sheriff’s office.
Deputies responded to the wreck around 8:04 a.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Kentucky 1241 and East Hunt Road. They say they found a 2004 Honda sedan flipped on it’s roof at the scene and three people lying on the ground around it. A 2009 Toyota sedan was further north of the Honda, in a field.
Deputies say witnesses told them the Toyota and the Honda were headed south along KY 1241. Witnesses said the Toyota was in front, and the Honda began to pass it in a no passing zone. A witness said as the Honda got passed the Toyota, the driver of the Honda had to swerve back into the southbound lane to keep from hitting the witness’s vehicle head on.
The Honda’s rear passenger side fender hit the front driver side fender of the Toyota, and the Honda spun sideways. The Honda flipped on its side, and the front passenger — Austin Runyon — was ejected. Deputies say he hit the ground about 20 feet from where the Honda stopped.
The Honda landed upside down, and passers by stopped and got the other two occupants — driver Hassan Farah and passenger Liiban Ibraham Aden — out of the vehicle.
Deputies say Mayfield/Graves County EMS called in for a helicopter to airlift Runyon to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to his injuries. Farah and Aden were taken by ambulance to Jackson Purchase Medical Center, and Aden was later transferred to Vanderbilt because of back injuries.
The driver of the Toyota, Abdisamad Mohamed Jama, and passenger Mohamed Abdi were both uninjured, deputies say.
After a warrant was obtained for Farah, he was arrested on Wednesday and jailed in the Graves County Jail. Farah is charged with three counts of first degree wanton endangerment, failure to maintain required insurance, reckless driving, failure to wear a seat belt and improper passing/