New Concord Man Charged With Murder In 2019 Fatal Accident

Murray, Ky.–At approximately 2:50 p.m., Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 1 arrested Shannon L. Jarvis, 40 of New Concord, Kentucky, for charges relating to a collision that occurred in Calloway County in 2019, fatally injuring another driver.

On August 23, 2019, Kentucky State Police, Post 1 received a call of a two vehicle collision in Calloway County. Calloway County Sheriff’s Office originally responded to the collision and KSP was later requested to perform a collision analysis and reconstruction. Initial investigation showed Jarvis was traveling south on KY 121 S near the 6.6 mile marker, operating a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer while Mary J. Cole, 80 of New Concord, was traveling north on KY 121 S, operating a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. For an unknown reason, Jarvis crossed into the northbound lane into the path of Cole, causing a head on collision. Jarvis was transported from the scene by Murray-Calloway County EMS and later airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Cole was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Calloway County Coroner.

Thursday, Jarvis was arrested and lodged in the Calloway County Jail. He is charged with Murder, Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Controlled Substance 1st Offense (Aggravating Circumstances), and other traffic offenses. The investigation continues by KSP Reconstructionist Master Trooper Mike Ray and Reconstructionist Sergeant Eric Fields.