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FATAL COLLISION AT INTERSECTION OF U.S. 60 BYPASS AND KENTUCKY 56 IN UNION COUNTY

MORGANFIELD, KY - On Friday, December 1, 2023 the Kentucky State Police (KSP) reported that KSP Post 16, Henderson received a call from Union County Dispatch at around 4:00 p.m. of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of the U.S. 60 Bypass and KY 56 in Morganfield.

The preliminary investigation reveals, 53 year-old Kellie S. Hughes of Morganfield, KY was traveling southbound on KY 56 in a black 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. The investigation determined, Hughes failed to stop at a traffic control device and proceeded through the intersection.

James F. Crowdus, 78, of Morganfield, KY was traveling westbound on U.S. 60 in a white Toyota van. The Crowdus vehicle struck Hughes on the drivers side. 

Hughes was pronounced dead on-scene by the Union County Coroner’s Office.

Her passenger, Curtis M. McGuire, 49 of Morganfield, KY was taken by ambulance to Deaconess Midtown in Evansville, IN and is in stable condition.

Crowdus was transported to Deaconess Hospital in Henderson, KY for non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing by the Kentucky State Police.

Kentucky State Police, Union County and Morganfield Fire Departments, Union County EMS, Morganfield City Police, Union County Sheriff’s Office, Union County Corner’s Office and other agencies assisted troopers at the scene.

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