GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The Graves County Sheriff's Office says speed and alcohol could have been a factor in an injury ATV wreck late Saturday afternoon.
Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Wadesboro and Letha Road shortly after 5:30 p.m.
Deputies say two victims had been moved to a residence on County Line Road near Marshal County.
Christian Ringstaff, 22, of West Paducah and John Crenshaw, 27, of Melber, were found injured in the yard at a home on South County Line Road.
Ringstaff was taken to Mayfield-Graves County Airport and air lifted by AirEvac to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. Crenshaw was taken to Lourdes Hospital in Paducah by Mayfield-Graves County EMS.
A preliminary investigation shows the man and woman were riding together southbound on Wadesboro Road. Crenshaw was driving the ATV.
Deputies say he was unable to negotiate a turn onto Letha Road. That's when the ATV the left the road, became airborne, and struck an embankment before both were thrown from the ATV.
Deputies say a preliminary investigation also shows that alcohol and speed were contributing factors.
The wreck is still under investigation by the sheriff's office.