Franklin County

2 Frankfort women killed in head-on crash

Two women from Frankfort were killed and a man from Owenton was critically injured in a head-on collision Monday in Owen County.

Gary Sigretto, 51, of Owenton was driving a pickup truck south on U.S. 127 when it crossed the center line and hit a car head-on, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

The car's driver, Lillie Newby, 73, and passenger Patricia Gibson, 76, were pronounced dead at New Horizons Medical Center in Owenton.

Sigretto was taken to University of Cincinnati Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The crash was reported at 5:17 p.m. Everyone involved was wearing seat belts, state police said.

State police said that they did not know what caused Sigretto to cross the center line and that toxicology results were pending.