SIMPSON COUNTY, Ky. (WKRN) — An investigation is underway in Simpson County following a Wednesday night crash that led to a man’s death.

According to Trooper Daniel Priddy with Kentucky State Police, authorities responded to a collision at mile marker 11.7 on Interstate 65 just before 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

The preliminary investigation reportedly indicates that 53-year-old Andrew McConnell of Shepherdsville, was heading south along I-65 in a 2008 Ford Ranger when he went off the right side of the road, traveled down an embankment, and hit a tree.

The Simpson County Coroner’s Office pronounced McConnell dead at the scene, Priddy said.

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Kentucky State Police and the trooper leading the crash investigation also received assistance from Simpson County EMS and Franklin/Simpson Fire and Rescue.