On Saturday morning, around 3:30 a.m., deputies responded to the 3600 block of Benton Road for a report of an injured female laying beside the roadway.
Deputies found 52 year old Deborah K. Debaun, of Paducah, had been struck by a motor vehicle. Debaun was transported to Lourdes Hospital by Mercy Regional EMS for incapacitating injuries. Debaun was subsequently air lifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for further treatment of her injuries. The Reidland/Farley Fire Department assisted on scene.
The investigation showed that Debaun had been walking westbound on Benton Road toward Louisiana Street when she was struck from behind by a passing motor vehicle traveling in the same direction. The vehicle in question is white in color and believed to be a passenger car, but the make and model are currently not known. The vehicle sustained damage to the right side front and right side rear view mirror.
The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department is requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the vehicle involved in the collision. If anyone has any information regarding the vehicle, they are asked to contact the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department at 270-444-4719 or the West Kentucky Crime Stoppers at 270-443-TELL (270-443-8355).