Deadly crash near I-24 in western Kentucky

A Paducah woman was killed in a 3-vehicle crash on Sunday, March 12.
Published: Mar. 13, 2023 at 7:57 PM CDT
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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Emergency crews responded to a three-vehicle crash in McCracken County on Sunday, March 12.

The crash happened at 12:20 p.m. at the intersection of John L. Puryear Drive and Husband Road at exit 11, near Interstate 24.

According to a release from the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office, a preliminary investigation shows a car and a pickup truck crashed at the intersection and a crossover SUV crashed in the car after the first crash.

The driver of the car was identified as 86-year-old Wanda Hankins, of Paducah.

The sheriff’s office said Hankins was taken to a local hospital where she passed away from injuries sustained in the crash.