MAY'S LICK | A Sunday afternoon drive turned into a multiple vehicle, double fatal accident in May's Lick.

Shortly after 4:15 p.m., May's Lick Fire Department first responders, along with Maysville Fire/EMS were sent to a reported injury accident on U.S. 68 near the May's Lick Cemetery.

Upon arrival, responders requested additional ambulances, and an air ambulance.

Lewisburg Fire Department first responders were requested to assist at the scene and the road was listed as closed at 4:25 p.m.

An early assessment of the accident scene was that a northbound Ford truck, with Tennessee license plates, was involved in a collision with another truck near the cemetery entrance, which led to a Nissan passenger car from Winchester being struck in a line of oncoming traffic, said Mason County Sheriff Patrick Boggs.

"A witness said the trucks were northbound when the Chevrolet truck appeared to be slowing to enter the cemetery and the Ford attempted to pass it on the shoulder, clipped it and sent it into the Nissan, which came to rest in the cemetery driveway," Boggs said.

The Nissan passenger car was driven by Joseph Mathis, Boggs said.

Mathis and his passenger, Donna Mathis, were both pronounced dead at the scene by Assistant Mason County Coroner Robert Palmer.

The male driver of the Chevrolet truck was taken to Meadowview Regional Medical Center with a leg injury. An Air Evac ambulance met the ambulance at the hospital.

His passenger was also taken to MRNC with undisclosed injuries, Boggs said.

Occupants of the Ford truck did not sustain any serious injuries, Boggs said.

Mason County Sheriff's Office is investigating the accident.

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