Cyril Edward Cooper was driving and his wife Tammy Lynn Cooper was the passenger. The couple lived in Racine, both died at the crash scene.
Police believe Cooper lost control of the car, struck a utility pole and went over an embankment.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office believes wet roads and speed were factors in the accident. Investigators also believe the couple was not wearing seatbelts.
In Boone County, this accident brings the number killed on Boone County highways to three victims in the last four days. On Thursday evening Andrea Paynter, of Davin in Logan County was killed.