A former instructor of military training at Culver Military Academy died in a traffic accident on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
December 13, 2013
Master Sgt. James Smith returned to campus for the 2006 Alumni Reunion Weekend. Culver photo/Doug Haberland

Master Sgt. James Smith returned to campus for the 2006 Alumni Reunion Weekend. Culver photo/Doug Haberland

Master Sgt. James H. Smith, 76, of Eddyville, Ky., died and his wife, Margie L. Smith, was hospitalized after being involved in a three-vehicle wreck at Ky. 93 and Ky. 293.

Smith worked at Culver from January 1977 to June 1992. He was an instructor of military training and served as the counselor for Company C from 1984-1987 and assistant commandant from 1987-90. He also served as an instructor in Culver Summer Schools & Camps from 1978-1981.

Smith taken to Caldwell Medical Center then airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. where he was pronounced dead at 1:43 p.m., Kentucky State Police said. Mrs. Smith was airlifted to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. where she was listed in stable condition.

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