Marshall County sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident shortly after 5 p.m. Monday. Upon arrival, they discovered that Van A. Davidson, 48, of Benton, was driving a black 2013 Ford Edge south bound on KY 1311. Davidson said he observed a man wearing dark clothing walking in the middle of his lane of traffic. He told deputies he swerved to avoid the pedestrian but was unsuccessful.
Canup was transported to the Marshall County Hospital Emergency room where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Deputy Nathan Maxlow is in charge of the investigation. He was assisted by the Benton Police Department, Benton Fire Department, Marshall County EMS, and the Marshall County Coroner’s office.