TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Injury Collision on US 45 in Graves County
Date of News Release: 09/28/2007
(Mayfield, KY) - John Steven McSwain was traveling South on U.S. 45 near Water Valley when for unknown reasons his vehicle dropped off the shoulder of the roadway. He was operating a 2007 Freightliner tractor pulling a trailer loaded with frozen food. After dropping off the shoulder, the truck continued down an embankment, striking a tree before coming to final rest. Mr. McSwain was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. Both lanes of U.S. 45 south between Wingo and Water Valley are still closed. The Graves County Sheriff's Department and Mayfield EMS and Fire assisted state police at the scene. The investigation is continuing by Trooper Joe Gregory.