Man killed after crashing into retaining wall in Boone Co., sheriff’s office says

Man killed after crashing into retaining wall in Boone Co., sheriff’s office says
The Boone County Accident Reconstruction Team will handle the investigation. (Source: Pexels)

BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (FOX19) - A man has died after a single-vehicle accident in Boone County early Saturday morning.

According to the sheriff’s office, the crash happened in the 3000 block of Hathaway Road.

They said Eric Schweikert, 34, was driving and traveled off the right side of the road.

He drove through the front yard of a residence and collided with a large retaining wall, the sheriff’s office said.

Schweikert was the only occupant inside the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The collision did not happen close to the home.

The Boone County Accident Reconstruction Team is handling the investigation.

The sheriff’s office said preliminary indications suggest that speed and alcohol were a factors in the crash.

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