WILLIAMSBURG – A Versailles, Kentucky, man died in a single-vehicle crash on Wednesday morning.
Kentucky State Police responded to the scene of the crash around 11 a.m. Wednesday along KY 92W in Whitley County.
After investigation an officer found 59-year-old John E. Adkins of Versailles was operating a 2007 Ford Armored Truck when it left the roadway, traveling over an embankment and striking a large tree.
Adkins was pronounced dead on the scene from injuries sustained in the crash.
A passenger 25-year-old Hiram Nieves of Nicholasville, Kentucky, was transported by ambulance and later air lifted due to severe injuries.
Drugs and alcohol are not suspected factors and seat belts were not in use at the time of crash.
Assisting on scene were KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Goldbug Volunteer Fire Department and Pine Knott Volunteer Fire Department.