A Trigg County woman was killed and her child is clinging to life after a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Cox Mill and Gracey-Herndon Road Friday afternoon.
The initial call for help went out around 12:13, with a pickup pulling a trailer hauling Freedom Waste residential dumpsters and a sedan car just north of the intersection in a grassy area.
27-year old Crystal Ramey of Roaring Springs was pronounced dead on the scene, while her four year old son was taken by Lifeflight Helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where officials say he is in critical condition.
Interviewed at the scene, Christian County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Miller said it appeared Ramey was headed toward Hopkinsville on Cox Mill and was struck in the passenger side by the pickup driven by 41-year old Shane Board of Eddyville as she went through the intersection soon after passing the stop sign.
Board was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Captain Miller says in a news release that alcohol does not appear to have been a factor, but law enforcement is going through proper procedures to verify.
The Christian County Rescue Squad, Hopkinsville EMS and Herndon Volunteer Fire Department assisted on the scene.