Posted on Friday, March 1st, 2019 at 3:52 am
A tragic collision on Interstate 69 caused the death of a child passenger and hospitalized another person last Friday morning.
At around 6:30 a.m., the Graves County police officers were dispatched on I-69 near the 25 mile marker after receiving a report of a single-car collision. According to initial reports, a vehicle was heading south when it failed to negotiate a curve and went out of control. The car then overturned after crashing into a guardrail and concrete divider.
A passenger in the back seat, identified as an 11-year-old child, was rushed to Jackson Purchase Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. Another child passenger, identified as a 7-year-old child, also sustained serious injuries. He was airlifted to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana and listed in stable condition. The driver of the vehicle, 30-year-old Savannah Doom of Wingo, was not hurt.
As per officers, all occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.
Graves County local investigators are looking into details about the crash.
We are deeply saddened to hear the passing of the child. We also pray for a fast recovery of the injured passenger.
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