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Smithfield man killed in Oldham wreck

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By Tracy Harris

A crash in Ballardsville Sunday evening killed the driver of a pickup truck and closed Ky. 22 for several hours.

Darren Ellis, of Smithfield, died after his truck overturned near Payton Lane on Ky. 22.

According to Oldham County Police spokesperson Mike Head, Ellis was headed east around 7 p.m. when his Ford F-350 failed to negotiate a turn and left the roadway.

Ellis, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene by Oldham County Coroner Brett Donner.

Ellis was wearing his seatbelt and there were no passengers in the vehicle.

Head said the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the crash should contact Oldham County Dispatch at 222-0111.