Kentucky

Alcohol suspected in Adair wreck that kills one teen, injures two others

Alcohol is believed to have played a role in a wreck that killed a Metcalfe County teen and injured two other people, according to Kentucky State Police.

Caleb A. Capps, 18, of Edmonton was driving north on KY 551 in Adair County Thursday night when his 2004 Chevrolet truck ran off the road, hit a guardrail and turned over several times, according to a news release.

Capps was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, about nine miles north of Columbia.

One passenger, 18-year-old Jessica Mikel of Louisville, was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She was in stable condition when state police issued the news release early Friday.

Another passenger, 17-year-old Jessica Burba of Louisville, was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital and was in serious condition Friday.

The two injured teens were not wearing seat belts. A third passenger, 18-year-old Antonio Simmons, of Radcliff, was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, state police said.

The wreck happened just after 10 p.m. (CDT) Thursday.

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