A Frankfort man was taken to the hospital by helicopter after a violent early morning crash at the entrance of Silver Lake subdivision.
Frankfort Police Department Capt. Robert Warfel said 20-year-old Mark Connolly was driving east on Georgetown Road just before 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.
When he reached the intersection with Silver Lake Boulevard, Warfel said Connolly’s van veered off the road and hit a tree and then a brick wall.
Connolly was not wearing a seatbelt, but was pinned inside the vehicle.
Warfel said firefighters cut him out of the van and he was then flown to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
He was unable to communicate with first responders at the scene.
According to a hospital spokesperson, Connolly was listed in serious condition Wednesday morning.
Warfel said alcohol is a suspected factor in the crash.
Officers on the scene said they could smell alcohol. Warfel also said the officers found an open alcoholic beverage container inside the van.
At the time of the crash, Connolly’s license was suspended, Warfel said.
Warfel said Connolly might face charges for DUI and driving on a suspended license.