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One dead, two injured in parkway wreck

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Traffic approaching the site of a fatal wreck on the Purchas Parkway Wednesday afternoon in Marshall County. (Submitted photo) Traffic approaching the site of a fatal wreck on the Purchas Parkway Wednesday afternoon in Marshall County. (Submitted photo)
MARSHALL COUNTY, KY -

The Marshall County Sheriff's Office says a wreck that backed up traffic on the Julian M. Carroll Purchase Parkway Wednesday afternoon claimed the life of an Indiana man and hospitalized a Kentucky man and a juvenile.

The two-car wreck happened near the parkway's 47 mile marker. The sheriff's office says its investigation indicates a 2009 Chevy pickup driven by 51-year-old Tommy Morefield, of Wingo, Kentucky, was headed south when it crossed the median into the northbound lane.

The truck hit a 2011 GMC Denali driven by 66-year-old Don L. Bounds, of Bloomington, Indiana, head on. The SUV hit and went over the right guard and overturned down a steep embankment.

The sheriff's office says Bounds was pronounced dead on scene by Marshall County Coroner Mitchell Lee. Morefield was air lifted from the scene by PHI to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A juvenile passenger with Morefield was taken to Baptist Health Paducah by Marshall County Ambulance Service. 

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