I-24 Crash Injures Two
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Two people were hurt in a Wednesday afternoon crash on I-24 in Paducah.
at 2:30 pm Wednesday, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to an injury collision in the area of the 12 mile marker on the eastbound side of I-24.
According to the report, 22-year-old Austin Johnson, of Gilbertsville was traveling east on I-24 through a construction zone. According to Johnson, he was traveling around 40 mph when he realized traffic was stopped directly in front of him. Johnson told deputies he applied the brakes and swerved to the left, but still struck the vehicle stopped in front of him.
The other vehicle was occupied by 46-year-old Kirsten Edwards, of Benton. The impact of the collision knocked Edwards into a third vehicle, occupied by 82-year-old James Stephens, of Paducah.
All occupants were wearing their seat belts at the time of the collision. Both Edwards and Stephens were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The Reidland-Farley Fire Department assisted at the scene with traffic control and clean up.