On February 2nd at 5:45 PM, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the report of a vehicle vs pedestrian in the 300 block of KY 348 East in Symsonia.

Upon arrival, 77-year-old Betty Ray was discovered on the side of the road with apparent injuries to her lower extremities. Symsonia Fire Department personnel were on scene and providing emergency medical care to Ray.

Through the investigation, it was determined that Ray was the passenger of a vehicle hauling a camper Eastbound on KY 348. Ray exited the vehicle and was attempting to stop traffic so the camper could be backed into a residence.

While Ray was attempting to stop traffic, 28-year-old Quintin Pouliot was travelling Westbound towards KY 131. Due to the time of day and other conditions present, Pouliot was unable to see Ray standing in the Westbound Lane. Pouliot struck Ray with his vehicle and came to a stop about 20 feet after the collision.

Mayfield/Graves County EMS arrived on scene and assumed medical care of Ray. Ray was ultimately transported to the Symsonia Elementary School where a landing zone was set up. Ray was flown by AirEvac to an out of state hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Deputy Tyler Crane is leading this investigation and was assisted by Deputy Ben Doran and Deputy Chad Hall.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Symsonia Fire Department, Mayfield/Graves County EMS, and AirEvac of Mayfield.