BRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. -- One person is dead after a crash on the AA Highway that occurred just before midnight Tuesday, according to Kentucky State Police.
Michael R. Burns, 36, of Maysville, died at the scene, according to the Bracken County Coroner. Burns, who was driving a 2005 Chrysler 300, crossed the center median colliding with the driver of a tractor trailer. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, according to KSP's preliminary investigation.
Officials closed the highway south of KY-1019 for a few hours Wednesday morning.
AA Highway in Bracken County Kentucky is closed both ways due to an accident. This is just south of KY-1019 near Foster, KY. Unknown on how long the highway will be closed for. @WCPO pic.twitter.com/LkIhvP9fPp
— Adam Schrand (@AdamSchrand) January 23, 2019
The crash remains under investigation. A toxicology report will be performed.