Two vehicles collided on U.S. 45 North on Monday, leaving one driver with minor injuries.
Graves County Sheriff’s Deputy Zachary Smith was dispatched at 4 p.m. to a two-vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection on U.S. 45 North and Ky. 408. According to Smith’s report, a vehicle operated by Shirley Speed was traveling south on U.S. 45 North. Speed stated she thought she had the green light and continued into the intersection of 408. At the same time, a vehicle operated by Tabitha Hardwick entered into the intersection from Ky. 408 West. The two vehicles collided, sending Speed’s vehicle through the median before coming to rest in the northbound turn lane.
Hardwick’s car was pushed further into the intersection and came to a rest between the north and southbound lanes. A witness on the scene that was entering the intersection from S408 East stated the light was green when Hardwick entered the intersection.
Speed was transported to Jackson Purchase Medical Center for minor injuries.
Deputy Smith was assisted by Mayfield-Graves EMS and the Viola Fire Department.