Letcher County crash kills two

Two people were killed and two others were taken by helicopter to a hospital after a crash on U.S. 23 in Letcher County on Monday night.

The crash happened at about 8:50 p.m. a few miles from the Virginia border, said state police dispatcher Derek Hall.

The identities of the victims were not known shortly before 11 p.m., Hall said.

The northbound lane of the highway remained closed at that time.