1 injured, 1 accused of DUI after crash in McCracken Co.

1 injured, 1 accused of DUI after crash in McCracken Co.

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - One man was injured and another accused of DUI after a two-vehicle crash in McCracken County, Kentucky.

Donald Farmer, 38, of Benton, Ky., was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence (aggravated circumstances), wanton endangerment first degree and criminal mischief first degree.

At around 5:54 p.m. on Friday, June 19, McCracken County sheriff's deputies say they received a report of a crash at the entrance of Southern Pride.

They say 38-year-old William Khourie of Paducah, Ky., was sitting stationary in a 2012 Dodge pickup at the entrance/exit of Southern Pride waiting to enter U.S. 68.

Farmer was driving a 1985 GMC pickup going eastbound on U.S. 68, when deputies say for unknown reasons he drifted into the entrance and hit Khourie's vehicle in the driver's side.

When deputies arrived, they say 51-year-old Shohny Munz was in the driver seat and said she tried to turn into the entrance of Southern Pride, but lost control due to rain-slick roads.

After further investigation, deputies say witness statements and a confession from Munz showed that Farmer was actually the driver of the vehicle.

After crashing into Khourie, Munz got out to check on Khourie and Farmer allegedly switched seats and had Munz say that she was driving.

Farmer was arrested and taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

Deputies say Khourie had minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital.

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