Graves County ATV Wreck Sends Two to Hospital
By Joe Jackson
MAYFIELD, KY - Police say alcohol is a suspected factor in an ATV accident in Graves County that left two people injured Saturday. According to the Graves County Sheriff’s Office the accident happened at approximately 5:33 pm Saturday at the intersection of Wadesboro Road and Letha Road.
Deputies responded and found 22-year-old Christian Ringstaff, of West Paducah and 27-year-old John Crenshaw 27, with injuries in a yard at 413 South County Line Road, near the Marshall County line. Mayfield- Graves County EMS arrived and treated both.
Ringstaff was taken to Mayfield-Graves County Airport and air-lifted by AirEvac to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Crenshaw was transported to Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Deputies said the two were riding together and traveling south on Wadesboro Road. According to deputies, Crenshaw was operating the ATV and was unable to negotiate a turn onto Letha Road. The ATV left the road, went air borne, then struck an earth embankment and both were ejected from the ATV.
Deputies said the investigation showed that alcohol and speed were contributing factors in the crash. The wreck is still under investigation.