Pedestrian hit by vehicle in Pilgrim’s parking lot

GRAVES COUNTY, KY – A Paducah man was arrested in Graves County Wednesday after sheriff’s deputies say he hit a Mayfield woman with his vehicle as he was trying to leave the Pilgrim’s parking lot.

Deputies responded to the report of the collision around 7:40 a.m. Wednesday at the plant in Hickory. The Graves County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year-old Tony Proctor of Paducah was trying to leave the parking lot when his vehicle hit 62-year-old Susan Crain of Mayfield from behind. Deputies say Proctor also almost hit one of the plant security guards, who was trying to get Proctor to stop.

Crain as injured in the collision, and she was taken to Jackson Purchase Medical Center. Deputies say her injuries were not life threatening. Proctor was arrested and charged with second degree assault, first degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs on the second offense, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance, and failure of a non-owner of a vehicle to maintain required insurance/security on the first offense.

The sheriff’s office says deputies were helped at the scene by good Samaritans, Mayfield-Graves County EMS, and Pilgrim’s security and other staff members.

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