TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Injury collision on Cherry Corner Road
Date of News Release: 12/08/2011
(Mayfield, KY) -- Charles Powers truck had become disabled on Cherry Corner Road in the southbound lane. James Kendall had stopped to help assist Mr. Powers and parked his truck in front of Mr. Powers vehicle, facing the wrong direction in the southbound lane. While they were attempting to jump start the truck, William Forrest was traveling south on Cherry Corner Road and failed to see Mr. Powers disabled truck in his lane. Mr. Forrest's vehicle struck the rear of Mr. Powers truck and pushed it into the truck owned by Mr. Kendall, pinning Mr. Powers in between. Charles Powers was transported by Murray-Calloway County EMS to Murray-Calloway County Hospital and was later transported by PHI Life Flight to Vanderbilt Medical Center. A passenger in Mr. Forrest's vehicle, Wanda Forrest, was also transported to Murray Calloway County Hospital where she was treated and released. Trooper Raymond Chambers is investigating the collision and was assisted at the scene by Murray Calloway EMS, Calloway County Fire Rescue and the Murray Fire Department.