1 woman killed, 2 injured in U.S. 45 crash in Graves County

GRAVES COUNTY, KY — One woman was killed and two others were injured in a crash involving a car and an SUV on U.S. 45 north Thursday morning, the Graves County Sheriff’s Office says.

Deputies were dispatched to the crash scene at 6:38 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of U.S. 45 north and Powell Road in Graves County, a news release from the sheriff’s office says.

The sheriff’s office says a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe was stopped at the stop sign on Powell Road before it drove onto U.S. 45 north — into the path of a 2006 Chevrolet Impala driven by 24-year-old Mia Todd of Mayfield. The car and SUV collided in the right lane of the highway. The driver and passenger in the Tahoe, who investigators say were not wearing seat belts, were both ejected from the SUV.

Responders with Mayfield Fire Department freed Todd from her car, and she was taken to Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, the sheriff’s office says. The driver of the SUV — 60-year-old Tillie Ann Stanley of Hickory — was pronounced dead at the scene by the Graves County Coroner’s Office, and the passenger — 58-year-old Nancy S. Stanley of Hickory — was taken by Mayfield-Graves County EMS to Jackson Purchase Medical Center. The sheriff’s office says Nancy Stanley suffered head injuries, and she was later flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

U.S. 45 was closed for a little over two hours while responders rendered aid, cleared the scene and investigated the crash, the sheriff’s office says.