TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Fatal Collision on KY 93 N in Lyon County
Date of News Release: 06/29/2008
(Mayfield, KY) - Jonathan M. Guess (age 19) was travelling southbound on Panther Creek Road towards KY 93 N. He swerved to avoid hitting a deer in the roadway, which caused him to overcorrect the vehicle. He than lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway on the right side and struck a tree. Both occupants were ejected from the vehicle. The passenger (Jacob C. Davidson age 18) was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lyon County Coroner and Mr. Guess was transported by PHI to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, where he was admitted for his injuries. Next of kin for the deceased arrived on the scene and notification was made by Trooper Pagan. Trooper Pagan was assisted at the scene by Trooper Jonathan Paull, Lyon County Sheriff's Office, Lyon County EMS, Lyon County Coroner, Lyon County Rescue, Kuttawa Fire Department, and PHI.