A 59-year-old Frankfort was killed Saturday evening when the pickup he was riding in crashed in Franklin County.
Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said the accident occurred shortly after 6 p.m. on Kentucky Route 420, also known as Old Lawrenceburg Road.
Melton said the driver was able to get out of the vehicle, but the passenger was unresponsive. Coroner Will Harrod said the passenger was Clarence T. Harper, , according to the sheriff’s department. The Ford pickup left the road, struck several trees and overturned. First-responders think that Harper was wearing a seat belt, according to the sheriff’s department.
The road was closed for several hours and reopened Sunday morning, according to the sheriff’s Facebook page. The Franklin County Fire Department, EMS and the coroner’s office also responded.
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The crash investigation is continuing.