One injured after crash; Mayfield man arrested on DUI charge

A person near Mayfield, Kentucky was sent to the hospital after being in a head-on collision
Published: Nov. 12, 2023 at 12:29 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 12, 2023 at 9:21 PM CST
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GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - A man from Mayfield, Kentucky was arrested Saturday night after a crash sends one person to the hospital.

The crash happened around 5:31 p.m. on November 11 in the area of Old Dublin Road, just west of Mayfield.

According to a release from the Graves County Sheriff’s Office, when deputies arrived to the scene, they learned that 47-year-old Joseph Donald Cherry, of Mayfield, was driving a pickup truck westbound and failed to maintain his lane of travel.

The sheriff’s office said the driver of another pickup truck, Eddie Richard, 55, also of Mayfield, was driving eastbound when he saw Cherry’s truck coming toward him and tried to leave the roadway to avoid a crash.

Cherry reportedly hit the front end of Richard’s truck.

After further investigation, the sheriff’s office said investigators determined that Cherry was driving under the influence of alcohol.

Cherry was taken to the Graves County RC Center and was then booked into an out-of-county facility. He was charged with DUI first offense, first-degree wanton endangerment and failure to wear a seat belt.

Richard was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.