A horrific crash on 31W, just south of Park Mammoth Resort, claimed the life of Joe Cash, 54, of Smiths Grove around 6:30pm Saturday evening. Cash, who was on a 2000 model motorcycle, was struck head-on by a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Debra Thomason, 56, of Cave City.
The initial investigation showed that the car appeared to be over the yellow line into the path of the motorcycle. Police reported that there were no skid marks, and due to the extensive damage to Thomason's car, it doesn't appear that the vehicle slowed down at all before impact. The circumstances of the accident are still under investigation, which is being led by Deputy Stoney Phillips.
Cash was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Daniel Ashley. Also assisting on scene were Edmonson County EMS, Deputies Ritter and Jones, Deputies Jimmy and Amanda Coniglio, U.S. Park Rangers, and the Rocky Hill Fire Department.