One killed, one injured in head-on crash in Boone County

One driver killed, another was hurt in a head-on crash on US 42 (Adam Robbins, WKRC)

BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (WKRC) - The Boone County Sheriff's Office says a driver was killed in a head-on crash late Monday night near Union.

Deputies say Bennett Allen, III, 22 was driving westbound on US 42, near Rice Pike, when his car went left of center. Allen's car hit an SUV head-on, then went off the road. Allen died at the scene.

The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital but is expected to survive.

Deputies say Allen may have been going too fast for the wet roads. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

US 42 was shut down for about three hours while deputies investigated. It has since reopened.

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