GCSO collision

On Jan. 23 at approximately 3:50 p.m., Deputy John Cavin was dispatched to the 6700 block of State Route 849 East in reference to a single vehicle, injury collision. The investigation determined Charles Welch, 56, of Benton, was operating a 2005 Chevrolet SUV westbound on KY 849 when he fell asleep. Welch’s vehicle ran off of the north side of KY 849, down and embankment and then struck several trees. Welch was being attended to by Mayfield/Graves County EMS and the Symsonia Volunteer Fire Department.

Welch sustained nonlife-threatening injuries and was transported to Baptist Health Medical Center in Paducah by Mayfield/Graves County EMS.