Leitchfield, Ky. (May 24, 2022)- The Kentucky State Police is investigating a single vehicle fatal collision that occurred in Grayson Co. Monday afternoon.
On May 23, at approximately 2:30 PM (CDT), the Kentucky State Police was requested by the Grayson Co. Sheriff’s Office to investigate a fatal collision that occurred westbound on the Western Kentucky Parkway near the 91 mile-marker. The preliminary investigation revealed that April Mitchell, 48 of Paducah, was operating a 2006 Ford Expedition westbound on the WK Parkway pulling a travel trailer, when for unknown reasons the trailer began to sway back and forth causing the operator to lose control before overturning and striking a guardrail.
A 14 year-old passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Grayson Co. Coroner’s Office. Mitchell and five other passengers were transported to Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
The westbound lanes of the Western Kentucky Parkway were closed for several hours in order to allow troopers to reconstruct the collision. KSP was assisted at the scene by the Grayson Co. Sheriff’s Department, Grayson Co. Coroner, Caneyville Fire Department, Leitchfield Fire Department and the Grayson Co.EMS. The collision remains under investigation by reconstructionist Tpr. Tyler Lynch.
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