A man died in a single vehicle crash in Knott County early Tuesday.
Earl M. Short, 56, was a passenger in a vehicle that had been traveling east on Clear Creek Road just before 4 a.m.
State police said the driver, Michael W. Little, 45, misjudged a curve, which caused the vehicle to skid off the road, and hit a tree.
Short was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Little was taken to Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center with internal injuries and then taken by helicopter to the University of Kentucky Hospital.
Neither man was wearing a seat belt.