Murray State Student Dies In Grayson Co. Car Crash

Sep 3, 2018

Grayson County, Ky.
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A Murray State University student died in a car accident over the weekend. 

Interim President Bob Jackson said in a campus email on Monday that Joseph Pennington was a freshman from Hodgenville, Kentucky. He was killed Friday afternoon in Grayson County while heading home for the holiday weekend.

Pennington was a biology/pre-med major and wanted to become a surgeon, according to the university.

Multiple news outlets report a release from the Grayson County Police said 18-year-old Pennington died Saturday in a hospital from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash. Pennington collided with a pickup truck and was ejected from the vehicle. The other driver, 64-year-old Milton Cummings of Louisville received serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

A 'Celebration of Life' for Pennington is September 7 in Elizabethtown.