1 dead after Graves County crash
GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. - Six people were injured, one of whom later died, after an SUV crashed into a tree in Graves County, Kentucky.
Sheriff Dewayne Redmon says the SUV, driven by Debbie Teems of Mayfield, was traveling north on KY 97 at Hay Market Corner Road around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The vehicle crossed into the southbound lane before hitting an embankment and side swiping a tree.
Teems was taken to Lourdes ER and was listed in critical condition. Two passengers, Notie Washburn and Kelly Dunn, were taken to Jackson Purchase Medical Center and were also listed in critical condition.
Washburn was later pronounced dead at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. She was 85 years old.
Two other passengers, James Dunn and Robert Hebert, were taken to Baptist Health Paducah and were listed in stable condition. A juvenile passenger was hospitalized with minor injuries.
Sheriff Redmon says three of the injured, including Washburn, were transferred to other hospitals due to the seriousness of their injuries.
Redmon adds that only the juvenile appeared to be wearing a seat belt and that speed was the primary cause of the crash.