Deadly Crash in Metcalfe County

By Casey Wheeless | 

An accident in Metcalfe County leaves one person dead, another one in critical condition at a hospital.

Kentucky State Police say it happened at about 2:45 Tuesday at the US68 and KY-1243 junction.

Police say Joseph Smith, 19, was driving east in a Buick when he didn't make a curve and crashed into a Chevy driven by Debbie Froedge, 55.

Frodge was wearing her seat belt but did not survive the crash.

Smith was not belted and was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital with life threatening injuries.

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