TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Fatal ATV Crash on Stewart Road in Graves County, KY
Date of News Release: 06/27/2006
(Graves County , KY.) - Tina M. Russelburg and her passenger (Tammy S. Morefield) were traveling eastbound on Stewart Road at a high rate of speed and were unable to negotiate the curve to the left. Ms. Russelburg's ATV traveled off the right side of roadway into a wooded area.
Tina M. Russelburg sustained a severe head injury and was transported to Jackson Purchase Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. The passenger, Tammy S. Morefield, also sustained a severe head injury and was transported to Lourdes Hospital. She was then flown by PHI Air Medical to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.
Neither operator nor passenger was wearing a helmet at the time of accident. Investigation is continuing by Trooper Trey Green, U/431. Trooper Green was assisted at the scene by the Graves County Sheriff's Department, Mayfield/Graves County EMS, and Cuba first responders.