Crash claims life of Owen County man

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By The Staff

An automobile accident early Thursday morning left one Owen County man dead and another injured.
According to Kentucky State Police in Campbellsburg, the single-vehicle accident  happened at approximately 5 a.m. Thursday in the northbound lane of Sweet Owen Road when the driver of a vehicle apparently failed to negotiate a curve.
The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree and a fence.
The driver, Zachary S. Asher, 26, from Owenton, was pronounced dead at the scene by Owen County Coroner Lannis Garnett.
The other person in the vehicle, Andrew S. Larmour, 29, also from Owenton, was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington with injuries that were not life threatening.
Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt.
Police said alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.  
The Owen County Sheriff’s department, Owen County EMS, Owen County Fire and Owen County Rescue department assisted KSP at the scene.  
Although the investigation continues, Trooper Michael Webb said no charges are expected to be filed.