CANEYVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) -- On Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 Grayson County Sheriff’s Deputies say they responded to the eastbound 93 mile marker on the Western Kentucky Parkway to investigate an injury crash.
According to reports, an initial investigation revealed that a 2007 Nissan Armada was eastbound on the Parkway when, for unknown reasons, it entered the median, over-corrected and crossed both eastbound lanes.
Deputies say the Nissan hit an embankment and ejected one of its passengers, overturning at least twice before coming to a final stop facing northeast across both lanes on the eastbound side.
Deputies say the driver, 43-year-old Charles Martin from Benton, Kentucky was pronounced dead at the scene.
The sheriff's office says Melanie Wiles, 42, from Benton, was seated on the rear passenger side and was ejected upon impact with the embankment and pronounced dead at the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield.
The report goes on the say the front seat passenger, 42 year-old Christian Wiles, also from Benton, suffered minor non life-threatening injuries, and two middle passengers, Cody Sykes and Hayley Warner, both 22 and also from Benton, suffered serious life-threatening injuries and were air lifted to U of L Hospital in Louisville.
Another passenger, Emily Martin, 42, from Benton, was seated on the rear passenger side and was treated and released from Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, according to deputies.
The sheriff's department says drugs or alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash. However, according to officials, initial interviews suggest that no one in the vehicle was wearing a seatbelt.
The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says Kentucky State Police, Grayson County EMS, the Caneyville Volunteer Fire Department, the Grayson County Coroner’s Office and several Air Flight Units assisted.