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Two Injured, Arrested After Crash, Driver Flees
By West Kentucky Star Staff
GRAVES COUNTY - A crash in a Graves County work zone injured two people who were later arrested, while another person fled the scene and has not been found.

At around 8 am Monday, a paving crew was working at the intersection of of KY 303 and KY 94. Witnesses say the flagman had traffic stopped in both directions of KY 94 and was allowing a van driven by 61-year-old Jeffery Wheeler of Pilot Oak to pull out of KY 303. At that time a westbound vehicle approached on KY 94 at an extremely high rate of speed and struck Wheeler's vehicle, knocking it off of the road, then striking a vehicle waiting in traffic driven by 29-year-old Daniel Boyd of Sedalia, who had his 2-year-old daughter with him.  

According to witnesses, the driver gathered items from the car and fled south on KY 303 on foot and ran into a nearby woods. Two passengers in that vehicle, 32-year-old Samantha Peterman of Simpson, Illinois, and 44-year-old Brandy Arnett of Mayfield, were taken to the Jackson Purchase Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. They were then arrested for possession of controlled substance 1st degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies say the driver that fled has been identified as 28-year-old Anthony Travis of Dukedom. He is wanted by Probation and Parole and has outstanding warrants. Travis also faces numerous charges from the accident, and because illegal drugs were found in the vehicle.  

Travis is a white male, 5' 7" tall and 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, blue jeans and a black hat.

Anyone with information about Travis is encouraged to contact the Sheriff's Office at 270-247-4501.


Original Story:
Police in Graves County are searching for a man they say fled the scene of a crash.

According to the Graves County Sheriff's Office, 28-year-old Anthony Travis was the driver of a vehicle that was involved in an injury collision Monday morning in the area of KY 303 and KY 94, near Cuba. Deputies say Travis fled the scene and has not yet been found.

Travis is a white male, 5' 7" tall and 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, blue jeans and a black hat.

Deputies say Travis fled the area of KY 303 and KY 94, running south toward Wiggles Road. Travis currently has warrants for his arrest through Graves County Circuit Court for failure to comply with supervision conditions.

Anyone with information on Travis' whereabouts is asked to contact the Graves County Sheriff's Office at 270-247-4501.


Published 05:00 PM, Monday May. 13, 2019
Updated 05:24 PM, Tuesday May. 14, 2019

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