Kentucky State Police continue to investigate a deadly wreck that occurred early this morning in McCracken County.
According to state police, troopers were called to the scene of a collision that occurred on John Puryear Drive near the intersection of Old Husbands Road, shortly after 7 a.m.
Preliminary investigation reveals that about 1:30 a.m. 35-year old Shane Crooks of McCracken County was driving on John Puryear Drive when he left the right side of the roadway and lost control of his vehicle, causing his 2001 Oldsmobile to overturn multiple times.
Crooks’ passenger, 30-year old David Willhelm of McCracken County was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.
Police say Crooks remained inside of the overturned vehicle for approximately five hours before contacing police.
Crooks and Willhelm were both transported to Lourdes Hospital where Willhelm succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.