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Crash injures 5

Crash injures 5

Posted: Tuesday, October 7, 2008 7:16 pm

 The Messenger. 10.06.08

Five people — including a South Fulton man and a Dukedom man — were injured Sunday night in a two-vehicle crash near the Cuba community of Graves County, Ky.

The accident occurred about 7:38 p.m. on Kentucky 94, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.

Jimmy L. Travis Jr., 18, of Dukedom was eastbound on Kentucky 94 near Cuba when a deer entered the travel portion of the roadway. He swerved to miss the deer and his 2000 Ford truck collided with a 1998 Chevrolet driven by Fred Seavers III, 47, of Water Valley, Ky., who had entered a ditch in an attempt to avoid the collision, the KSP reported.

Travis’ vehicle was fully engulfed in fire and was in close proximity to Seavers’ vehicle. The occupants of Seavers’ vehicle were trapped and were extricated by a passerby.

All of the vehicle occupants were transported to area hospitals for treatment. Air Evac, PHI, the Mayfield-Graves County Ambulance Service, Cuba Fire Department and Graves County Sheriff’s Department assisted the KSP on the scene.

Among those injured were Travis, who was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, and his two passengers, Daniel W. Puckett, 18, of South Fulton, who was taken to Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky., and Kelly Helton, 16, of Sedalia, Ky., who was taken to Lourdes Hospital in Paducah; and Seavers, who was also taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and his passenger, Brenda Seavers, 46, also of Water Valley, who was transported by private vehicle to Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, Ky.

All of the vehicle occupants were reported to be wearing seat belts, according to the KSP.

The accidents remains under investigation.

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