Passenger killed in crash, driver expected to be charged

A 35-year-old Metcalfe County woman died Saturday after the vehicle she was riding in struck two trees. Angela Ervin, 35, of Edmonton died at the scene while the 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe's driver, James Elmore, 44, of Glasgow, was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital.

State police said the crash happened around 9:25 p.m. while the two were driving north on Ky. 63 about 7 miles north of Tompkinsville.

Neither Elmore nor Ervin were wearing a seat belt, police said. Officers said alcohol and drugs are believed to be a factor in the crash and said in a statement that charges are pending.