Two from Benton, KY killed, three injured in Grayson Co. crash

GRAYSON COUNTY, KY – Two people from Benton, KY are dead, three others injured after a crash in Grayson county.

43-year-old Charles Martin was driving a Nissan Armada east on the West Kentucky Parkway around 2:20 PM, Saturday, December 2nd.

He is the husband of Emily Martin, the Marshall County Treasurer who was also in the car with her husband.

According to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Martin veered slightly off the road around mile-marker 93 and into the median, over-corrected, then crossed both eastbound lanes before hitting an embankment head on. The car rolled over several times.    

Six people were in the car, none of them were wearing seat belts. Several passengers were ejected during the crash.

Charles Martin was pronounced dead at the scene. Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Byers says his wife and Marshall County Treasurer, Emily Martin was also injured in the crash, but didn’t have more information on her condition.

Another passenger, Melanie Wiles, 42 of Benton, KY was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Three others were flown to two other hospitals all suffering from critical injuries.

One person suffered no injuries.

Police say alcohol was not a factor.

The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating.

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