Tuesday afternoon wreck claims life - photo

Kentucky State Police, Mayfield-Graves County EMS, Graves County Sheriff's office, and Graves County Coroner's office were at the scene of a fatal car crash. Another victim had to be air-lifted via helicopter to an unknown hospital. KSP was working late into the afternoon to determine how the vehicle crashed into the ravine, which Lt. Brian Duvall said was approximately 30 feet down.

Two people were in a single vehicle collision along Ky. 849 East Tuesday afternoon, leaving one dead on the scene and another air-lifted to a hospital.

Names of the deceased or injured victim had not been released pending notification to next of kin.

Graves County Sheriff’s deputies, Mayfield-Graves EMS and Kentucky State Police converged on the scene after being dispatched around 2:30 p.m. A vehicle was top-down in a ravine between Folsomdale and Boaz near a bridge.

Lt. Brian Duvall from Kentucky State Police Post 1 said the vehicle left the roadway and went down a drop of approximately 30 feet into a creek.

Authorities had to use a rope to enter the ravine, where the victims and wreckage were. KSP worked into the late afternoon reconstructing the accident to determine its cause.

Mayfield Fire Chief Jeremy Creason, Sheriff's Chief Deputy Davant Ramage, Graves County Coroner Brad Jones and Deputy Coroner Tim Warren were also on the scene.