|Accident claims Union City man |
|Posted: Thursday, March 1, 2012 9:05 pm |
A Union City man died Wednesday afternoon as the result of injuries he sustained in a traffic crash a short time earlier.
Charles W. Povolish, 61, of 4551 Newman Glover Road, Union City, died at 2:49 p.m. at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky.
He had been airlifted to the Paducah hospital after being injured in a one-vehicle accident just after 1 p.m. Wednesday at Everett Boulevard (U.S. 51) and Graham Street in Union City.
According to a Union City Police Department report, Povolish was northbound on Everett Boulevard when his 2003 Ford Ranger pickup left its travel lane on the east side of the highway, with the vehicle’s front tire falling off the right side of the emergency lane into the gravel median. The vehicle traveled about 98 feet in the gravel median while the driver was attempting to get the vehicle back on the roadway.
The driver appeared to get back on the roadway just prior to reaching the intersection with Graham Street. At that point, the rear of the vehicle started sliding out of control. The vehicle continued north on Everett while sliding out of control and again left the right side of the roadway, traveling about 80 feet across a grass drainage ditch before striking a tree.
The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was transported by helicopter to the Paducah hospital.
Police reported Povolish was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the report.
Union City police were notified by the Kentucky State Police at 3:07 p.m. that Povolish had died.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time and will be announced by Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Published in The Messenger 3.1.12