WDRB reports that the accident occurred on Kentucky 80, roughly 8 miles from Columbia. Police said that a 2000 Saturn was travelling on the roadway when it suddenly crossed into the opposite lanes of traffic and into the path of a 2009 Ford pickup truck. The 2 vehicles then collided head on.
The Saturn’s driver, Travis Fair, was fatally injures in the accident. He died at the scene.
The 2 occupants of the Ford were transported to a local hospital immediately following the accident. Both people have since been treated and released.
Officials said that Fair may have been texting at the time of the accident. Police are waiting on toxicology results to determine whether or not alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.
Kentucky State Police are investigating.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 Kentucky Crash Statistics, there were 791 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in Kentucky.
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