One person dead after head-on crash in Madison County

A man is dead after a crash in Madison County.
Published: Aug. 23, 2022 at 10:12 AM EDT
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MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is dead after a crash in Madison County.

It happened Tuesday morning, around 8:15, on KY-627 in the area of Boonesborough Elementary School.

According to Kentucky State Police, 62-year-old Robert O’rear, of Berea, was driving his car north on 627 when a southbound pickup truck, driven by 77-year-old Jerry Johnson, of Hurricane, WV, crossed the center-line and crashed head-on into O’rear’s car.

O’rear was taken to Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond where he died.

KSP says Johnson had non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to UK Hospital in Lexington.

KY-627 was closed in both directions at Lost Fork Road while crews worked the scene. The road has since reopened.

Kentucky State Police is investigating the crash.