A gruesome, single-car crash killed two people Tuesday and shut down a rain-slick U.S. 27 near Bryantsville for four hours.
A man and a woman, both apparently in their early 20s, died when their Saturn left the road and slammed into a tree.
"In my 27 years of service with EMS that's the worst car I've ever seen wrapped around a tree," said Mike Mullins, a senior lieutenant with Garrard County EMS. The car looked, he said, "like you wrapped a towel around the tree."
The victims had not been identified by this morning.
Mullins said it appeared that the Saturn was northbound about 6:15 p.m., just after a rain, when the driver lost control, overcorrected and crossed the highway. The car then left the road and hit the tree.