The driver of a red 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle, whose name is not being released pending notification of family, was westbound on KY 408, along with passenger Cynthia J Clark-Pesce, 39, of Benton.
The motorcycle crossed the center line in the middle of a curve and struck a white 1996 Cadillac driven by Scharla Helton, 50, of Benton.
Both occupants of the motorcycle were ejected in the collision. The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene by the Marshall County Coroner’s Office.
Clark-Pesce was airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital by Air Evac and listed in critical condition.
Helton was treated and released at Marshall County Hospital.
The accident is under investigation by the Marshall County Sheriff’s office collision reconstruction team.
The Sheriff’s office was assisted on scene by the Kentucky State Police, Benton Police Department, Fairdealing-Olive Volunteer fire department, Marshall County Ambulance Service and Marshall County Rescue Squad.