A Clarkson man lost his life in a crash on Grayson Springs Road on Tuesday evening, Aug. 25. It was the second fatality crash in Grayson County in two days.
At approximately 5:41 p.m. on Tuesday, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Jarrod Mudd and Clay Boone responded to the crash near the intersection of Pearl Oak Road and Grayson Springs Road (KY Hwy 1214).
Mudd’s preliminary investigation revealed that a blue GMC Envoy, driven by James G. Clemons, 53, of Clarkson, had been travelling westbound on Grayson Springs Road prior to the accident.
Clemons had turned around to meet another motorist pulled off on Pearl Oak Road, and a witness advised that Clemons passed Pearl Oak Road at a high rate of speed and failed to negotiate a curve on Grayson Springs Road, according to a news release from Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins.
Clemons lost control of the Envoy as it skidded sideways off the westbound side of the roadway, went through a barbed wire fence, and into a field, where it overturned, ejecting Clemons from the vehicle, the release stated.
The Envoy rolled on top of Clemons as he was ejected and caused fatal injuries. It did not appear that Clemons was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, the release read.
Neither drugs nor alcohol appear to be a factor in the crash.
Clemons was pronounced dead at the scene by the Grayson County Coroner’s Office.
The Clarkson Police and Volunteer Fire Departments and Grayson County Emergency Medical Services also responded to the scene of the crash.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.