A Wilmore man died yesterday evening when his car veered off the road and struck a tree on Long Shun Road across from the Nicholasville water treatment plant.
Benjamin Sims, 36, was driving a 2000 Nissan Pickup when he left the roadway and struck the tree just before 6 p.m., Jessamine County Sheriff's Office chief deputy Allen Peel said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. No other cars were involved in the accident, and Sims was alone in his truck, Peel said.
Investigators have determined that speed contributed to the accident, the deputy said. Alcohol isn’t considered a factor, he said.
The accident was cleared a little before 7:30 p.m., Peel said.