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Woman, child injured in two-car crash while escorting vehicle in McCracken Co., KY

(Source:  McCracken County Sheriff’s Department) (Source: McCracken County Sheriff’s Department)

A woman and her child were injured on Christmas Eve in a two-car crash while escorting a driver in McCracken County, Kentucky.

On December 24 at approximately 11:24 p.m., the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department responded to an injury crash on US45 just north of Englert Road.

Deputies found that Keonia N. Purefide, 24, of Paducah, was traveling north on US45 with her 4-year-old daughter.

Purefide was traveling slowly in the right hand lane escorting a relative in another vehicle that had a flat tire, which had been traveling in the right 'break-down' lane.

While Purefide was escorting the other driver, another motorist, Charles D. Anderson, 48, from Paducah, was traveling north on US45 in the right-hand lane.

Anderson did not realize that Purefide was traveling slowly and struck her in the rear of her vehicle, causing her vehicle to overturn onto the roof on the east side of the roadway

Both Purefide and her daughter were treated and transported by Mercy Regional EMS to an area hospital for non-incapacitating injuries.

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department was assisted on scene by Kentucky State Police, Mercy Regional EMS, Lone Oak Fire Department and M&M towing service.

US45 was restricted to one lane of  traffic for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes for the investigation and clean-up of this collision.

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