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Injury Collision on Hurricane Creek Road in Trigg County

Date of News Release: 04/23/2009

(Trigg County) -- An early morning crash in northern Trigg County sent three individuals to various hospitals with serious injuries Thursday morning. Operator Paul Gibbs, 60, of Madisonville was westbound on Hurricane Creek Road (KY 276) when he fell asleep and ran off the right shoulder. The vehicle continued forward several hundred feet striking two ditch lines before coming to final rest. A rear passenger, Delbert Marcum, 35, also of Madisonville, was able to escape the vehicle and get to the roadway to flag down a passing motorist for help. A third passenger, 38 year old Madisonville resident Virgil Marcum, as well as operator Gibbs, were entrapped and subsequently extricated by the Trigg County Rescue Squad. All three occupants were transported by Trigg EMS to Trigg County Hospital. Two of the injured were then taken to other area hospitals with severe injuries. Delbert Marcum was life flighted to Vanderbilt. Trigg Lyon VFD and the Trigg County Sheriffs Office also assisted at the scene. The crash is being investigated by KSP collision reconstructionist C. G. Anderson.

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