The Louie B. Nunn (Cumberland Parkway) in Russell County was closed for several hours on Monday afternoon following a deadly crash.
The 2-vehicle accident occurred 4 miles east of Russell Springs at approx. 4:00pmCT. 39-year-old Billy Wilson of Pleasant Plain, Ohio was operating a 2008 Nissan car traveling west on the Cumberland Parkway and collided with a 2013 Chevy Suburban that was traveling east. The driver of the Suburban died from injuries sustained in the crash. The name of the driver has not been released pending notification of family members.
Wilson was arrested for DUI and lodged in the Russell County Jail. Additional charges may be forthcoming. A female and 2 juvenile passengers with Billy Wilson sustained only minor injuries.
The deadly crash blocked the eastbound lanes for several hours. Russell County Deputy Nathan Ginn is investigating the accident.