One man died and another was injured in a single-vehicle wreck in Whitley County early Sunday.
Bernie R. Kilgore, 48, of Corbin, was driving a 1994 Toyota Corolla west on Bee Creek Road when he failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the center line, hit a utility pole and then hit a tree head-on, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.
Kilgore was pronounced dead at the scene.
A passenger, Charles D. Clark, 21, of Corbin, was taken by helicopter to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition late Monday afternoon.
Never miss a local story.
Neither man was wearing a seat belt.
State police said they suspected alcohol was a factor in the crash.