Police release identities in Wolfe County crash, Letcher County Elementary School principal & pastor is one of the victims

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Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 10:35 AM EDT
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WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Highway 15 is back open after a crash left two dead on Highway 15 in Wolfe County.

The crash happened around 7:05 a.m. Thursday morning, half a mile south of Campton.

Police determined that 47-year-old Ralph Wooton was driving a 2007 Ford Mustang southbound on Kentucky 15, when he crossed the center line and hit a 2020 Ford Explorer.

The Ford Explorer was driven by 45-year-old Billy “Keith” Adams, a principal at Cowen Elementary School.

Mr. Adams’ passengers, Billy S. Adams and Connie T. Adams, were transported to Kentucky River Medical Center in Jackson, KY.

Billy S. Adams was later transported by helicopter to the University of Kentucky Hospital for his injuries.

Wooton and Billy “Keith” Adams were pronounced dead at the scene by Wolfe County Coroner Frank Porter.

This car crash remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police, Morehead.

KY 15 is currently closed about one mile south of Campton in Wolfe County due to a wreck. The length of the closure is...

Posted by KYTC District 10 on Thursday, April 8, 2021

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