TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Fatal Collision on I-24 in McCracken County
Date of News Release: 08/13/2009
(Hickory, Ky.) -- Ms. Joanne Santana was operating her 1999 Ford Taurus Station Wagon westbound on Interstate 24 when for unknown reasons she partially exited the roadway on the left shoulder. Ms. Santana over corrected to the right and then back to the left before exiting the left shoulder of the roadway completely. Ms. Santana's vehicle overturned approximately three times before coming to a final rest on its top in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24. Oscar Correa was ejected from the vehicle and was transported to Western Baptist Hospital by Mercy Regional Ambulance Service and was later air lifted by PHI to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Taish-Marie Correa, Taish-Mara Correa, Naielya Correa, and William Santana were all transported to Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah by Mercy Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Joanne Santana was pronounced deceased at the scene by the McCracken County Cornoer's Office. Kentucky State Police was assisted at the scene by the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, Reidland-Farley Fire Department, Mercy Regional Ambulance Service, McCracken County Coroner's Office, Graves County Sheriff's Department, and PHI Air Ambulance.