MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The McCracken County Sheriff's Department responded to a crash at the intersection of Benton Road and Pugh Road on Wednesday, May 22.
The sheriff's department says around 5 p.m., deputies were dispatched to an injury crash. When they arrived, they say they found a man laying on the ground and a yellow moped off of the eastbound side of the road with several pieces of debris in the road.
Deputies say the investigation showed that 17-year-old Steven Walters from Paducah was driving a 2008 Ishimotor 50cc moped eastbound on Benton Road. They say Walters tried to make a left turn onto Pugh Road and was hit by a driver trying to pass him.
James Owens, 77, from Paducah was driving a 2003 Ford van eastbound just behind Walters. Deputies say he tried to pass Walters in a passing zone without realizing Walters was making a left turn. Walters hit the front passenger fender and wheel of Owens' van causing him to be thrown off the moped.