Police say two people are dead and a third is critically hurt after an accident tonight on Kentucky 11 just north of Manchester.
Police got a call a little after eight tonight saying two vehicles were involved in an accident on Kentucky Route-11.
Police say 31-year-old Elizabeth Denman and 33-year-old Ronnie Hacker died and 30-year-old Bill Richard Henson was seriously injured.
This is all that is left of the two vehicles that crashed on Kentucky Route-11 just north of Manchester. Police say the accident killed one man and one woman.
“We do have two have two fatalities at this time and another individual has been flown out,” Clay Co. Sheriff Kevin Johnson says.
Johnson says the investigation is just beginning but one thing is already clear.
“Right at the moment we are determining that alcohol is a factor in the crash and we're still in the preliminary stages of it,” Johnson says.
Johnson says he never likes to see anything like this.
“It's a very tragic event,” Johnson says. “Our hearts go out to the family members during this tragic time. It's something we definitely don't like to investigate.”
The accident remains under investigation by the Clay County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police.
That section of Kentucky Route-11 was shut down for several hours, but is now open again.
Henson’s condition is not known at this time.
Two people are dead and another injured after a crash in Clay County.
Investigators say a car and truck slammed into each other on Kentucky 11, just north of Manchester.
A woman was driving alone in the car. She was killed.
Two men were in the truck. One of them died. The other was airlifted to UK hospital. He's in critical condition.
The victims' names have not been released.
Investigators believe alcohol is a factor in the crash.