Authorities release name of person killed in Ohio Co. crash

KSP: 1 dead, 2 injured after fatal crash in Ohio Co.

KSP: 1 dead, 2 injured after fatal crash in Ohio Co.

OHIO CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Authorities confirm one person is dead after a crash in Ohio County.

Kentucky State Police received a call about a one-vehicle fatal wreck around 7:15 Thursday evening in the 4200 block of KY 764 in Ohio County.

According to state troopers, the preliminary investigation shows a 27-year-old was driving on KY 764 when he ran off the right-hand side of the roadway and hit a pole.

Troopers believe the vehicle flipped over multiple times, ejecting everybody inside.

The Ohio County Coroner says 17-year-old Brianna Batcher of Brennan was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say the driver was injured and was airlifted to the hospital for life-threatening injuries. They say his condition is unknown at this time.

The other passenger was also injured and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

According to Kentucky State Police, none of them were wearing seatbelts.

They say it is unknown if drugs or alcohol contributed to the wreck.

The investigation is ongoing.

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