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Kentucky State Police Investigating Graves County Injury Collision

Date of News Release: 06/28/2017

SEDALIA, Ky. (June 27, 2017) – The Kentucky State Police Post 1 is investigating a two vehicle collision which sent three people to hospitals early Tuesday afternoon. At approximately 4:00 p.m., Troopers responded to the 6000 block of Highway 97 in Graves County for reports of an injury collision. Upon the arrival of KSP Troopers, they confirmed two vehicles had collided in a sharp curve.

Preliminary investigation has shown Zachary B. Davis, age 24, of Mayfield was driving a Pontiac Sunfire south on Highway 97 and Saloniben G. Patel, age 21, of Hazel was driving a Honda CRV north on Highway 97 prior to the collision. As both vehicles entered the sharp curve, they collided head on.

Mayfield/Graves Fire Department, along with Sedalia Fire Department extricated Zachary B. Davis from his vehicle. Davis was then flown by Air Evac to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana for treatment of non-life threatening injuries received during the collision.

A passenger from Davis’ vehicle, Justin S. Spraggs, age 34, of Mayfield was transported by Mayfield EMS to Jackson Purchase Medical Center and later transferred to Baptist Health in Paducah for treatment of non-life threatening injuries received during the collision.

Saloniben G. Patel was also transported by Mayfield EMS to Jackson Purchase Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries received during the collision.

Kentucky State Police were assisted at the scene by Graves County Sheriff’s Department.

The investigation is continuing by Trooper Cody Cecil. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.