1 killed, 1 injured in crash at Marshall, Graves County Line

Deadly I-69 crash

KENTUCKY (KFVS) - Interstate 69 is open after a deadly crash at the Marshall-Graves County Line on Monday, July 1.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Marshall County 911 Dispatch said the southbound lanes of I-69, formerly Purchase Parkway, were blocked near the Marshall-Graves County Line between Benton and Mayfield, Ky.

Officials with the Marshall County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened around 4:43 a.m.

Deputies said Brian K. Chappell, of Livermore, Ky., was operating a semi loaded with crushed cars and traveling south on I-69.

The semi entered the median and came back onto the highway where it then overturned.

Deputies said both southbound lanes were blocked from the trailer.

Philip Givans of Gilbertsville, Ky., was also traveling south on I-69. He was unable to stop in time and collided with the trailer that was overturned.

Chappell was pronounced dead at the scene and Givans was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Officials with the West Marshall Fire Department said this is at the 36 mile marker.

As of 9:09 a.m. on Monday southbound I-69 traffic was still being diverted off at the US 641 Spur Benton Exit 41 Interchange to detour via KY 58 westbound to the KY 131/Said Road Interchange at Mayfield.

845 AM update- roadway is still closed and we expect a 2-3 hour delay minimum.

Posted by West Marshall Fire Department on Monday, July 1, 2019

The roadway was blocked until around noon.

West Marshall FD, Palma Briensburg FD, Marshall County EMS, Marshall County Coroner’s Office, Green’s Wrecker Service, Bailey’s Wrecker Service, Marshall County Rescue, and Marshall County EM responded.

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