TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Fatal Collision in Graves County
Date of News Release: 09/19/2011
(Hickory, Ky.) –- A Marshall County Woman was killed and her husband injured after a Friday morning collision near Mayfield. On September 18, 2011 at 2:49 p.m. Kentucky State Police received a call of a collision with injuries on KY 1241 at Old Plant Road in Graves County. Upon arrival, State Troopers determined that there were two occupants in the vehicle, one deceased, and one with life threatening injuries. Mayfield Fire Department and EMS was called to the scene with the jaws-of-life to free the injured occupant. The injured subject was identified as 25-year-old, Roger Henson of Hardin, KY. Mr. Henson was transported to Lourdes Hospital by Mayfield Graves County EMS for treatment of serious injuries. The deceased was identified as Heather Henson, 24, also of Hardin.
The initial investigation determined that Mr. Henson was driving he and his wife's Pontiac Sunfire south on KY 1241 on Friday, September 16, sometime around 11:00 A.M. For unknown reasons, Mr. Henson allowed the car to cross the northbound lane and continue into a guard rail set up leading to a bridge on KY 1241 at Old Plant Road. Mr. Henson's vehicle crossed the guard rail and rolled onto its roof. The vehicle continued sliding on its roof before going air born and landing in the creek on its roof. The vehicle came to final rest out of sight of traffic from both KY 1241 and Old Plant Road. . The collision went unseen and unreported for over two days before State Police were notified. Kentucky State Police were assisted on the scene by Mayfield Fire Department, Mayfield/ Graves County EMS, and the Graves County Coroner's Office.