UPDATE 12:45 p.m. Aug 3.:
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — An investigation by the McCracken County Sheriff's Office has revealed more details of the collision that occurred on U.S. 60 Monday afternoon.
The investigation found that a 2001 Volvo semi-truck that was moving eastbound on Clark River Road ran into a 2006 Ford Taurus that was attempting to exit the driveway of a business and cross the eastbound lanes. The two vehicles collided in a broadside manner in the eastbound lane.
The Taurus was driven by 23-year-old Monica Jewell, of LaCenter. Jewell and the four other passengers in the car pronounced dead at the scene. That includes:
- Trevor Doom, 26, from LaCenter
- Eddie Knight, 44, from Eddyville
- Alexander Hudson, 14, from Marion, Kentucky
- Linda Young, 54, from Marion, Kentucky
The McCracken County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Reidland/Farley Fire Department, Mercy Regional Ambulance, McCracken County Coroner Amanda Melton, McCracken County D.E.S., Kentucky Department of Transportation, Ledbetter Fire Department's UAV Team, American Red Cross, Stinnett's Towing, and Larry Stovesand's Towing.
The investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing, and the sheriff's office will release no more information at this time.
ORIGINAL REPORT Aug. 2:
PADUCAH — A deadly crash blocked U.S. 60/Clarks River Road in Southside Paducah for several hours Monday. McCracken County Sheriff Matt Carter confirms five people were killed in the crash.
The crash involved a truck and a car, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. It happened at mile point 18.5 at the west end of the Clarks River Bridge near Walker Boat Yard Road, the cabinet said.
The collision happened at 12:11 p.m. Monday. Law enforcement officers blocked U.S 60 eastbound at Kentucky 1954/John Puryear Drive. U.S. 60 westbound is blocked at the U.S. 60/U.S. 62 intersection at the end of the Ledbetter Bridge, so police and emergency responders could work at the scene and the crash site could be investigated.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the roadway reopened to traffic at 6:45 p.m.
Speaking with Local 6 Monday night, Carter said the investigation into the collision is ongoing, and the sheriff's office expects to release more information on Tuesday.
Also on U.S. 60 in Southside Paducah, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported a two-vehicle collision around 7 p.m. near the 19 mile marker, near the bingo hall and the Pugh Road intersection. But, about 15 minutes later, the cabinet reported that the scene of that crash was cleared and all lanes of the road were open to traffic.
The same day on another section of U.S. 60 in McCracken County, multiple agencies responded to a two-vehicle crash in which one person was killed and another was flown by Air Evac to an out-of-state hospital. That crash happened near Barkley Regional Airport. The condition of the person injured in that crash is not known Monday night, Carter said.