One Dead After Traffic Crash

Road Crash

One man is dead and three other people are hurt after a two-vehicle crash in Letcher County.

Police say around 5:40 Tuesday morning, 42-year-old Kevin Stamper was driving a Chevrolet Cavalier on US 119 in Kona, when his car crossed into the opposite lane and hit a pickup truck.

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The driver, 48-year-old Michael Thacker, along with two of his passengers, 31-year-old Thomas Miller and 40-year-old Jason Baker, were taken to the hospital.

The coroner says Stamper died at the scene.

Police say he was wearing a seatbelt and they don’t think either driver was under the influence of anything.