PADUCAH, KY (6/3/12) – On June 2, 2012, at approximately 3:40 PM, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department received a call for an accident with injuries in the eastbound lane of Interstate 24 near mile-marker 9.
Once on the scene, Sheriff’s Deputies found that Morgan Vincent, 19, of May field, was operating a 2005 Nissan Altima, traveling east on I-24, when she slowed in the left lane to attempt to make a U-turn at the median interchange between the eastbound and westbound lanes, when she was struck in the rear by a 2007 Ford Focus driven by Rocky Brown, 36, of Clarksville. An investigation determined that Vincent failed to obey the traffic control device that prohibited a U-turn at that interchange, leading to the collision.
Teresa Brown, 59 years of age, of Clarksville, TN, a passenger in Brown’s vehicle, was treated on the scene and transported to Lourdes Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries by Mercy Regional EMS.
Vincent was cited for Disregarding a Traffic Regulation – 1st Offense.
Interstate-24 was not shut down as a result of this collision.
The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department was assisted on scene by Mercy Regional EMS, The Lone Oak Fire Department, and The Paducah Police Department.
Information provided by Tim McLaughlin
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