29-year-old man killed, woman injured in motorcycle accident in Jefferson County

A 29-year-old man was killed and his female passenger was injured in a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon in Jefferson County, authorities said.

According to a release from the sheriff's office, the fatal crash occurred in the 5500block of Doug Hollow Road around 2 p.m. The victim allegedly attempted to pass a vehicle and collided head-on with on another vehicle in the opposite lane of travel.{}

Emergency workers pronounced the driver of the motorcycle dead at the scene while his passenger was airlifted to an area hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the car involved in the accident wasn't injured.

The victims' names are being withheld pending the notification of family.