1 injured in 2-vehicle crash in McCracken Co.

1 injured in 2-vehicle crash in McCracken Co.
(Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
(Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - One person was sent to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash in McCracken County, Kentucky on Monday, July 20.

According to deputies, they responded to the crash at around 4:58 p.m. in the 600 block of Sheehan Bridge Road.

They say 65-year-old Pamela Rooney, of Paducah, was going south on Sheehan Bridge Road in her 2007 Toyota passenger car when she approached some curves and hill crests in the 600 block.

For unknown reasons, deputies say Rooney's car crossed the center line.

As she did so, they say 18-year-old Patrick Caruthers, also of Paducah, was going north in his 2001 Dodge pickup. When he approached the crest of the same hill that Rooney was at, deputies say he tried to swerve to the shoulder, but was unable to avoid the side-to-side crash with Rooney's car.

According to deputies, the force of the crash caused Caruthers' truck to leave the side of the road, drive into a resident's yard, run over shrubbery and ultimately hit a utility pole that was destroyed by the impact.

Deputies say Rooney's car left the shoulder of her side of the road, into a resident's yard, drove back onto the road and then came to a final rest some distance from the crash.

Rooney was taken to an area hospital for treatment of her injuries.

According to deputies, Sheehan Bridge was shut down for about 45 minutes for the investigation and clean up.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Department was also assisted by Reidland Farley Fire Department, Meadows Towing, Randy's Towing and AT&T.

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