Accident claims a life and injures a Spencer County deputy

SPENCER CO. – Shortly after 5:00 a.m. CST, a Honda SUV was traveling east on State Road 66 near Old Lamar Highway in Spencer County.

For unknown reasons the Honda drove off of the roadway, overcorrected, and traveled left of center into the path of a Spencer County Deputy who was traveling westbound. The vehicles collided in the westbound lane.

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The driver of the Honda was pronounced deceased at the scene. The deputy was transported to Owensboro Hospital for treatment and then flown to a Louisville Hospital for further treatment. The deputy’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Names will be released pending next of kin notification. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in this crash.