Clear Springs, KY. (April 16, 2021) – Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 1 are investigating a collision between a pickup truck and a lawn mower in which one person was flown to an out-of-state hospital.
Shortly after 11:00 a.m. Friday morning, Kentucky State Police, Post 1 received a call of a collision on KY 301 just North of KY 1374 (Trace Creek Church Road) in the Clear Springs community of Graves County. Troopers, along with Graves County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene. Upon initial investigation, Norman Davis Lawrence, 76 of Mayfield, Kentucky was traveling South on KY 301, operating a Craftsman lawn mower. Also traveling South on KY 301 was Freddie R. Clapp, 72 of Paducah, Kentucky, who was operating a 2014 Ford F-150. As Clapp rounded a curve, his vehicle collided with the rear of the slower moving lawn mower. Lawrence was thrown from the mower and landed in a roadside ditch off the West side of the roadway. Lawrence’s lawn mower came to rest on top of Lawrence in the ditch.
Lawrence sustained severe injuries to his head and legs. Lawrence was transported from the scene by Mayfield-Graves County EMS to Trace Creek Baptist Church. He was then airlifted to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee for treatment of his injuries. Clapp was not injured during the collision and was wearing his seatbelt.
Kentucky State Police, Post 1 was assisted on scene by the Graves County Sheriff’s Office, Mayfield-Graves County EMS, Mayfield Fire Department, Graves County Fire and Rescue, and Clear Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
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