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1 dead after crash involving a semi and a home

(Source: Graves County SO) (Source: Graves County SO)
(Source: Graves County SO) (Source: Graves County SO)
GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

One person is dead following a crash involving a semi and a home.

According to Graves County Sheriff Dwayne Redmon, it happened around 12:20 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of KY 80 West and Old Dublin Road.

When deputies arrived on scene they found Ricky L. Langston, 55, of Mayfield had been westbound on KY 80 in a 1996 Kenworth semi.

He crossed into the eastbound lane, ran off of the roadway, through a yard at 1602 West Broadway and then ran into the southeast corner of the home.

EMS crews and deputies removed Langston from the truck, and he was immediately taken to JPMC ER for treatment of his medical condition. He was later pronounced dead at the ER by the Graves County Coroner’s Office.

An investigation determined that Langston suffered a massive heart attack while operating the semi. After Langston suffered the heart attack, the semi left the roadway and struck the house.

The house sustained damage to two exterior walls, the garage and the basement. Officers say no was home at the time.

West KY RECC had to be called to the scene to shut off electricity running to the house before the semi could be removed by the towing company.

The Kentucky Department of Environmental protection was also called to the scene due to a large amount of diesel fuel and motor oil spilling in the yard of the residence.

The scene was finally cleared around 3 p.m.

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