Paducah Women Dies Following Car Accident
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A Paducah woman died after the car she was driving was hit broadside at Park Avenue and County Park Road late this afternoon.
Lisa Cope, 50-years-old of Paducah, was pronounced dead at 5:58 pm today at Western Baptist Hospital, according to McCracken County Deputy Coroner Ben Bradford.
Witnesses told Officer Travis Counts that a box truck driven by 67-year-old James Coles of Anna, IL ran a red light on Park Avenue as Cope pulled her car into the intersection. Cope’s car was hit in the driver’s side and shoved 80-100 feet by the impact. She was pinned in the vehicle and was extricated by Paducah Fire Department firefighters.
Cope was taken by Mercy Ambulance to Western Baptist Hospital, where she died less than an hour later. Coles was not injured, but was taken to the same hospital where he voluntarily provided blood and urine samples, officers said.
The westbound lanes of Park Avenue were closed for more than two and a half hours after the accident; westbound traffic was routed down County Park Road. Trea Rouse, 20-years-old of Paducah, was cited on a charge of disregarding signals from an officer directing traffic after he refused to follow westbound traffic onto County Park Road then an officer directed him to do so.
The Paducah Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Team is reconstructing the accident