2 killed in early morning crash

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Two people were killed overnight in a rollover car crash in McCracken County.

It happened around 12:15 p.m. in the 5000 block of Mayfield-Metropolis Road, between US 60 and Old US 60.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Office, a car driven by Chad Downs, 31, of Paducah and occupied by Rachel Sledd of Paducah was southbound at what appeared to be high speeds when the car became airborne after topping a hill.

Deputies say Downs appeared to have lost control of the car. It then left the right side of the road going through an open field, overturned and came to a rest on its roof in a dense wooded area.

The car was cut open and emergency crews removed Sledd from the vehicle.  She was taken to Lourdes Hospital where she died.

Downs was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Concord and West McCracken County Fire Departments assisted at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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