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UPDATE: A Graves County woman was killed in a head-on crash in Paducah that happened Monday afternoon on Irvin Cobb Drive, police say.

A Paducah Police Department news release says 26-year-old Alexander Scott was driving a pickup truck east on the inside lane of Irvin Cobb Drive when he swerved left to avoid hitting a vehicle in front of him. Scott served into oncoming traffic and crashed into an SUV.

The driver of the SUV, 79-year-old Clarence Roddy, and his wife, 76-year-old Florence Roddy — both of Symsonia — were taken by ambulance to Baptist Health Paducah. Police say not long after, Florence Roddy was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Irvin Cobb was closed for about two hours after the crash.

The police department says the investigation into the collision is ongoing.


PADUCAH — Part of Irvin Cobb Drive in Paducah is closed because of a crash, Paducah police say.

The road is closed from Old Mayfield Road to Broad Street.

The crash happened near Broad Street, and Irvin Cobb Drive “will be closed to traffic for some time,” in that area a Paducah Police Department news release says.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area.

The closure is near Bargain Hunt and The Shed. The road is closed in both directions.