More Details Released in Deputy's Accident
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Police have released additional details about Monday's crash involving a McCracken County Sheriff's Deputy.

The Paducah Police Department was asked to investigate the accident since it involved another law enforcement agency. Their press release on Tuesday says 63-year-old Deputy Jim Wilson was escorting an ambulance northbound on Lone Oak Road when he attempted to change lanes near Highland Boulevard. His cruiser hit the rear passenger side of a SUV driven by 56-year-old Steven Obermark of Paducah. 

Wilson's cruiser spun, hit a curb and ran off the road. As the deputy tried to steer the vehicle back onto the road it collided with a pickup truck driven by 25-year-old Tyler Edwards of Johnson City, Tennessee. 

Wilson and Obermark were not injured, but Edwards was taken to Mercy Health Lourdes for treatment of possible injuries. 

The ambulance was being escorted because it was carrying a first responder who had collapsed at the scene of another accident on Lovelaceville Road. The ambulance safely arrived at the hospital.

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Published 03:30 PM, Tuesday Jun. 11, 2019
Updated 05:49 AM, Thursday Jun. 13, 2019



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