1 dead, 1 critical after crash on KY 444

1 dead, 1 critical after crash on KY 444

NEW CONCORD, KY (KFVS) - One person was in critical condition and another died after a crash on KY 444 at Pittman Drive on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 9:07 a.m.

According to the Calloway County Sheriff's Office, Erica Rogers, 18, of Murray, Ky., was driving a 2002 Toyota Corolla westbound on KY 444 and tried to pass another vehicle.

They say just as Rogers cleared the vehicle she was passing, she lost control, ran off the road, hit a tree and came to a rest upside down in a creek bed.

Deputies say Rogers and her passenger, 21-year-old Eric C. Schoppe, of New Concord, Ky., had to be removed from the car.

Rogers was airlifted to a Nashville, Tenn. hospital in critical condition and Schoppe was pronounced dead at the scene by the Calloway County Coroner's Office.

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