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.
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.