Overnight crash in McCracken County sends 2 to hospital


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. - Two men were hospitalized after an overnight single-car crash in McCracken County.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Department says 25-year-old Jonathan Brooks was driving northbound on Husbands Road near Eich Road. According to deputies, Brooks told them he was looking down at his phone to read a text message when he ran off the right side of the road and hit a driveway culvert.

Brooks and his passenger, 28-year-old Joshua Ward, were treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Both men were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

After further investigation, deputies cited Brooks for DUI and a communication device violation (texting while driving).

The Reidland Farley Fire Department and Mercy Regional EMS assisted McCracken County deputies at the scene.