Car wreck traps man in car for 2 days with dead wife

POSTED: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 1:36pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 2:06pm

A Marshall County, Kentucky woman was killed and her husband injured after a Friday morning collision near Mayfield, but the pair weren't found for two days.

Kentucky State Police responded to a call on Sunday, September 18 at 2:49 p.m. concerning a collision with injuries in Graves County.

When troopers arrived at the scene, they determined there were two occupants in the vehicle, one deceased and one with life threatening injuries.

Mayfield Fire Department and EMS was called to the scene with the jaws-of-life to free the injured person.

The injured man was identified as 25-year-old Roger Henson of Hardin, Kentucky.

The deceased was identified as his wife, Heather Henson.

Initial investigations determined that Mr. Henson was driving south sometime around 11 a.m.

For reasons still not known, Mr. Henson allowed the car to cross the northbound lane and continue into a guard rail near the bridge at Old Plant Road.

Mr. Henson's vehicle crossed the guard rail and rolled onto its roof; the car continued sliding on its roof before going air born and landing in the creek.

The vehicle stopped out of sight of traffic.

The collision went unseen for over two days before State Police were notified.

Mr. Henson was transported to Lourdes Hospital by Mayfield Graves County EMS for treatment of serious injuries.

He was later transported to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.

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