Kentucky State Police were called to the scene on Highway 101, five miles north of Smith's Grove Tuesday night. A KSP spokesman says a car driven by 47-year-old Rondell Rhoton was traveling southbound when he crossed the northbound lane into the path of a car driven by David Crossman, who was traveling in the northbound lane.
When the cars collided head on, both vehicles went up in flames. Rhoton was pronounced dead at the Medical Center. Crossmen is in stable condition.
Accident reconstructionists are trying to determine why and how the crash occurred.