State resort worker killed in crash on way to work

CARROLLTON, Ky. (AP) – A longtime state resort park worker has been killed in car crash while driving to work to cover a shift in for a co-worker.

Andy Persanyi was the dining room supervisor at General Butler State Resort Park in Henry County.

He was driving to his job Sunday morning when he was fatally injured in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 71.

A release from the state parks system says Persanyi was coming to work so a colleague could take the day off to attend a Special Olympics event.

Gov. Matt Bevin extended condolences to Persanyi’s widow and family in the release.

Persanyi began his career at General Butler as the park’s chef 13 years ago. Two years later, Persanyi was promoted to the dining room supervisor.