3 injured in rollover wreck

Courtesy of the Graves County Sheriff's Office

A Graves County deputy sheriff investigates following a rollover wreck Thursday evening on I-69 in which the driver now faces charges.

Three people were injured in a wreck Thursday evening on Interstate 69.

William Boykin, 36, of Mayfield was driving a small sport utility vehicle with two passengers while pulling a small car dolly trailer, Sheriff's Capt. Jeremy Prince said.

About 6:10 p.m. he was traveling north on I-69 in the left lane, next to a tractor-trailer that was also northbound. The trailer Boykin was pulling started to fishtail and hit the semi truck's wheel, Prince said. Boykin continued past the semi, and his trailer jack-knifed, causing him to lose control.

The SUV rolled multiple times, crossing the right lane and the exit 24 ramp, Prince said. Boykin and his two passengers all sustained non-life-threatening injuries. He and one passenger were taken to Jackson Purchase Medical Center for treatment. The other passenger was taken to Baptist Health Paducah for treatment.

Following an investigation by Deputy Sheriff Brandan Weldon, Boykin was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (aggravating circumstances, first offense) as well as two counts of wanton endangerment. He was taken to the Graves County Jail.

State police, Mayfield/Graves County EMS and the Mayfield Fire Department all assisted the sheriff's department at the scene.