One person has died following a car accident on State Road 56 this morning.

Sheriff John Wallace said the accident occurred around 12:45 a.m. in the 8400 block of State Road 56. He said the vehicle, which was traveling westbound, left the north side of the road, down an embankment and struck a tree.

The driver of the vehicle died at the scene. Wallace said a passenger in the vehicle was taken to King's Daughters' Hospital and later airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville.

Names are being withheld because the victim's family has not been notified.