UPDATE: One dead after Clay County crash

Published: Jan. 24, 2021 at 7:24 PM EST
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Update 1/25/21:

A Clay County teen is dead after a crash on US-421 Sunday evening.

Around 6:15 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London was notified of a four-car crash on US-421 northbound in Clay County.

Police believe that a 16 and 17-year-old, both of Manchester, were riding two dirt bikes on US-421 southbound when they hit a pickup truck that was traveling northbound. Another pickup truck hit the first pickup truck after the driver was unable to see due to the smoke from the first crash.

The 16-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene by the Clay County Coroner’s Office, where an autopsy has been scheduled. The 17-year-old boy was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries

Kentucky State Police say neither drugs or alcohol was a contributing factor in this investigation, though neither boy was wearing a helmet.

Update: 7:30 p.m.:

Clay County Coroner, Jerrod Becknell, told WYMT that one person died in the crash on US 421.

The Clay County Deputy Coroner is on scene.

We will update this story with more information as we learn more.

Original Story:

Officials with the City of Manchester Fire Department posted on Facebook of a road closed due to a crash.

Officials said US 421 North will be closed for at least 3-4 hours due to the crash. They ask drivers to avoid the area.

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