Just before 2 a.m. this morning a tractor trailer was turning into the industrial park when it was struck by a Honda Accord heading inbound on Athens Booneseboro road.
The collision knocked both the two outer wheels off and the driver was thrown from his car. Police say he was taken to UK Hospital with life threatening injuries while his female passenger was pronounced dead on the scene.
Officials say the driver of the semi appeared to be okay. Road crews have been at the scene for hours trying to reconstruct what happened.
The road has been closed and the identities of the two people in the car have not been released.