Whitesburg teen dies in crash with tractor-trailer

A teen-ager died in a crash involving a tractor-trailer in Letcher County Tuesday morning.

Ethan D. Adams, 19, of Whitesburg, was driving a pickup truck southbound on Ky. 15 in the Isom community when he crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a tractor-trailer.

The tractor-trailer overturned, and the pickup truck stopped in the southbound lane. Adams was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Johnny Caudill, of Whitesburg, was taken to Pikeville Medical Center by helicopter.

State police said they were notified of the crash just before 7:30 a.m.