Woman Injured in I-24 Rollover Crash
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A Gilbertsville woman was seriously injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash on I-24 Sunday morning.
The McCracken County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury collision near the 14mm at around 10:30 Sunday morning. Their investigation revealed that 24-year-old Jessis Arave had been travelling eastbound when, for unknown reasons, her vehicle went off the left shoulder and overturned several times.
Her car finally came to a rest in the median, with the passenger side on the ground. Arave, who was not wearing a seat belt and was allegedly using a cell phone at the time, was ejected from the vehicle. First responders found Arave approximately 30 feet from her car.
Arave was first transported to Lourdes Hospital ER by Mercy EMS, and then flown to Vanderbilt Hospital by PHI Air Medical. KY Safe Patrol, DES, and the Reidland-Farley Fire Department all assisted at the scene.
Vanzant's Towing removed the car from the scene, and traffic on the Interstate was reduced to one lane for approximately one hour.
While the investigation is on-going, McCracken County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Walters reports that due to her injuries, Arave will face criminal charges at a later date and time.