KSP Banner KSP Banner

News Releases

Teenager Killed in Owen County Crash

Date of News Release: 03/15/2016

(Owenton, KY) - One person was killed in the evening hours of Monday March 14th, in a single vehicle collision on Highway 355 in Owen County.

Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call at approximately 8:40 Monday evening of a single vehicle collision near the 3500 block of KY 355 in Owen County. Preliminary investigation shows that a vehicle operated by a 16 year old female, ran off the roadway and overturned several times. Two passengers in the vehicle, another 16 year old female, and Trevor Smith, 18 of Owenton, were ejected from the vehicle.

Neither of the two passengers that were ejected were wearing seat belts. Trevor Smith was transported to UK Hospital by helicopter and the ejected female was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Owen County Coroner. The driver of the vehicle was transported to St. Elizabeth Owenton by Owen County EMS.

Kentucky State Police is leading the ongoing investigation and reconstruction. Kentucky State Police Post 5 Troopers were assisted on scene by Owen County Sheriff's Office, Owen County Coroner's Office, Owen County EMS, and Monterey Fire and Rescue.