Teenager Airlifted after Weekend Collision on Kentucky 80 in Graves County

GRAVES COUNTY, KY - The Graves County Sheriff's Office is reporting that on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at approximately 6:50 AM, Deputies with the Graves County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle injury collision near the 21 mile marker of State Route 80 East.

On arrival at the scene, Deputies determined the operator and sole-occupant of the vehicle to be 17-year-old Seldon Herndon, of Murray.

Mr. Herndon advised at the scene, he was traveling West on KY 80 East on his way to work when he fell asleep.

Through investigation it was discovered Mr. Herndon, after falling asleep, struck the end of a guardrail causing his vehicle to overturn 4 times.

Mr. Herndon’s vehicle came to a rest on the driver’s side in the median of KY 80 East. Mr. Herndon was evaluated at the scene by Mayfield-Graves County EMS, before being flown by Air-Evac to an out of state hospital.

The Graves County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Mayfield-Graves County EMS, Graves County Rescue Squad, and Air-Evac.


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