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Crash Kills 19-Year Old in Boone County

A 19-year old male was killed Monday afternoon in a single vehicle crash on River Road (KY Route 8).

A 1999 Chevrolet Corvette was headed eastbound on River Road when the driver lost control and headed off the right side of the road, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department, which responded shortly after 1 p.m. 

The driver, Austin Jack, 19, of Hebron, was killed. A passenger, Adrian Escheveste, 21, of Burlington, was ejected from the vehicle and taken by helicopter to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He was not wearing a seat belt.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Unit is investigating the collision. Investigators have determined that speed was a contributing factor, according to a news release.

-Staff report