Man killed in Owen County crash

NEW LIBERTY, KY (FOX19) - Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred Tuesday afternoon in Owen County.

It happened just before 5 p.m. in the 800 block of Old Sparta Road.

Upon arrival, Kentucky State Police troopers discovered a green 1994 Toyota pickup truck overturned and the two occupants had been ejected.

Preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle was traveling North on Old Sparta Road (KY 35) when the passenger side tires dropped off the roadway edge. The driver then overcorrected, causing the vehicle to overturn, ejecting both unrestrained occupants.

The driver, Robert Lenear, 22, of Owenton, was taken to New Horizons Medical Center in Owenton for serious injuries.  The passenger, Adam Neff, 25, of Owenton, was pronounced dead at New Horizons Medical Center.

The accident remains under investigation.

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