TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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KSP works Fatality in Lyon County
Date of News Release: 12/11/2013
(Eddyville, Ky.) - The Kentucky State Police received a report of a three vehicle collision at the intersection of KY 93 and KY 293 at approximately 11:17 A.M. on Wednesday December 11, 2013.
Upon initial investigation, Murray L. Moore, 46 of Paducah, KY was operating a 2013 Freightliner delivery truck, traveling south on KY 93. Moore stopped at the intersection of KY 93 and KY 293. After stopping at the intersection Moore started to cross KY 293 when he struck James H. Smith, 76 of Eddyville. Smith was operating a 2011 Toyota SUV traveling south on KY 93. Moore's vehicle then went into a spin and struck a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck that was stopped at the intersection on KY 1055. The pick-up was being driven by Thomas G. White, 61 of Eddyville. Moore and his passenger David S. Driskill, 33 of Ledbetter were both wearing seatbelts. Smith and his passenger Margie L. Smith, 79 of Eddyville were both wearing seatbelts. White and his passenger Patricia C. White, 57 of Eddyville were both wearing seatbelts.
James Smith was transported by ambulance to Caldwell County Hospital and was then airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 1:43 P.M. Margie Smith was airlifted from the scene and is being treated at Deaconess Hospital for her injuries, where she remains in stable condition.
Kentucky State Police was assisted at the scene by the Lyon County Sheriff's Office, Lyon County EMS, Caldwell County EMS, Lyon County Rescue, Eddyville Fire Department, Kuttawa Fire Department, Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, and Air Evac. The investigation is continuing by Trooper Lewie Dodd.