Crash injures 2
The Messenger. 01.27.08
A Fulton woman was among two drivers injured Saturday morning in a three-vehicle crash on the Purchase Parkway in Graves County, Ky.
The accident occurred about 6:20 a.m. while Graves County Sheriff’s Department deputy David Warner was investigating a single-vehicle collision near the northbound 23 mile marker on the Purchase Parkway, according to the Kentucky State Police.
Warner had begun interviewing Tessa Elder, 22, of Mayfield, Ky., who was still seated in her 1999 Pontiac Grand Am. While the deputy was speaking to her, a northbound 2003 Oldsmobile Alero approached the deputy’s location. While attempting to negotiate a curve, the Oldsmobile — driven by Tammy Howard, 35, of Fulton — began to slide due to slippery road conditions. Ms. Howard’s vehicle slid into the emergency lane, striking the deputy’s parked 2007 Ford Crown Victoria in the rear.
After striking the patrol car, Ms. Howard’s car left the right side of the roadway and struck the Grand Am, which was still occupied by Ms. Elder. The sheriff’s deputy moved out of the path of both vehicles and was able to escape injury, the KSP reported in a press release.
After the multi-vehicle collision, both Ms. Elder and Ms. Howard sustained minor injuries and were taken to Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield for treatment.
The northbound lanes of the Purchase Parkway were closed for about 90 minutes while crews cleared the scene, according to the KSP, which was assisted at the scene by the Mayfield Police Department, Mayfield EMS/Rescue and the Graves County Sheriff’s Department.