An Ohio motorcyclist was killed and his passenger was critically injured in a head-on crash Tuesday night in Owsley County, Kentucky State Police said.
Matthew J. Lane, 53, of Groveport, Ohio, apparently lost control of his Harley-Davidson shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday on Ky. 30 at Venable School Road, about six miles west of Booneville.
Lane died at the scene.
A passenger on his motorcycle, Pamela Lane, 52, also of Groveport, was flown to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where she was listed in critical condition early Wednesday afternoon.
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State police said the motorcycle was traveling east on Ky. 30 when it failed to negotiate a curve and collided head-on with a truck that was traveling west.