Two women dead after crash in Walton, KY

WALTON, KY (FOX19) - Two Dry Ridge women are dead after a crash early Saturday morning.

Around 3:00a.m., Logan Ellis, 22 was driving south on U.S. 25 when he lost control of his 2000 Chevrolet Malibu and hit a utility pole.  The impact of the crash was so severe that it caused the car to split into two pieces.

One woman was thrown from the Malibu and one woman was found in the backseat.

Both Heather Stanley, 21 and Stacy Hopkins, 43, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Ellis was taken to University Hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident. They say excessive speed is the only contributing factor at this time.

Copyright 2011 FOX19. All Rights Reserved.