GRAVES COUNTY, KENTUCKY (NewsFirst) — On February 28, 2024, at approximately 4:05 PM, deputies with the Graves County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to US 45 South near Snow Lane, in the Pryorsburg Community, for a three-vehicle injury collision.

Deputies determined that 68-year-old Karen Clapp of Water Valley was traveling North on US 45 South in a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox. Through the investigation, it was determined that Mrs. Clapp was driving North on US 45 South when she left her lane of travel and entered the Southbound lane. In an attempt to avoid a head-on collision, 45-year-old Jason Adams of Hazel swerved from the Southbound lane toward the Northbound lane. Mrs. Clapp struck Mr. Adams’ vehicle on the passenger’s side with the passenger side of her vehicle. A vehicle following Mr. Adams, operated by 33-year-old Nathanael Gipson of Mayfield, also had to swerve from the Southbound lane into the Northbound lane in an attempt to avoid a collision. Mrs. Clapp missed Mr. Gipson’s truck but struck his trailer.

After the impact, Mr. Adams’ vehicle exited the roadway into the Northbound ditch before striking a culvert and overturning. Mr. Adams’ vehicle then slid across the roadway and came to a rest on its roof in the Southbound lane. Mrs. Clapp’s vehicle, after striking Mr. Gipson’s trailer, overturned into the Southbound ditch coming to a rest on its roof.

Mr. Adams was transported from the scene to a local hospital by Mayfield-Graves County EMS. Mrs. Clapp and Mr. Gipson refused transport after being evaluated by EMS at the scene.

Graves County Deputy Zac Smith investigated this collision. He was assisted at the scene by Deputy Larry Jones, Deputy Greg Sloan, Chief Deputy Jeremy Prince, Sheriff Jon Hayden, the Wingo Volunteer Fire Department, Mayfield Fire Department and Mayfield-Graves County EMS.