Union Man Killed In Single Vehicle Accident

Investigators believe speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

(Boone County, Ky.) - One person was killed in a single vehicle accident in northern Kentucky. 

Boone County Sheriff's deputies responded to the crash on the 3000 block of Hathaway Road around 12:45 a.m. Saturday. 

Deputies say Eric A. Schweikert, 34, of Union, failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the right side of the roadway. His vehicle would continue through the front yard of a residence before colliding with a large retaining wall. 

Schweikert was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the lone occupant of the vehicle. 

Preliminary indications suggest that speed and alcohol were a factor in the collision. The accident remains under investigation by the Boone County Accident Reconstruction Team. 

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