Bardwell man dies in Graves County crash


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. - A Bardwell, Kentucky man is dead following a single vehicle crash in Graves County.

Sheriff Dewayne Redmon says the crash occurred on KY 80 about six miles west of Mayfield around 8:45 p.m. Thursday. Rescue crews arrived and found a 1999 Chevrolet pickup truck that had run off the right shoulder of the highway and struck a tree.

The driver, 19-year-old Taylor C. Smith, was trapped inside the truck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Smith was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Speed and driver distraction were found to be factors in the collision.