TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Injury Crash on Western Kentucky Parkway in Lyon County
Date of News Release: 09/08/2007
(Mayfield, KY) - Brandi F. McAtee and infant daughter were west bound on the Western Kentucky Parkway, approximately 1 mile inside Lyon County. Ms. McAtee lost control of her vehicle due to water pooling on the roadway and ran into the median and then into the opposing east bound lanes of travel striking a semi tractor and trailer operated by Derrick Decker. Ms. McAtee's vehicle came to final rest in the median and driver was extricated from her vehicle by the Lyon County Rescue Squad. All east bound lanes were shut down for a short time while debris was cleared from the roadway. Ms. McAtee was transported to Caldwell County hospital with minor injuries. Infant Reading was restrained in a child seat and suffered no injury.