One person was injured in a Tuesday morning accident at the intersection of KY 308 and 5th Street in front of Walmart in Benton. Four vehicles were involved in the collision.
Marshall County sheriff’s deputies say Jeremy M. Vankirk, 25, of Nolanville, Texas, was traveling west on 5th Street approaching the stop light. Maxine T. Myers 76, of Benton, had a green light and was crossing 5th Street from Ash Street when she struck Vankirk on the left side pushing the vehicle in front of Pernie J. Travis 77, of Benton. After striking Travis, Vankirk’s vehicle continued west striking Ronald K. Blakely 61, of Almo in the left side. Blakely was stopped in the turn lane waiting to turn into the Walmart parking lot.
Myers was transported by Marshall County EMS to Marshall County Hospital where she was treated for injuries.