A Carter County teen was killed Saturday afternoon in a car accident on KY 1444 (Mayhew Flats Road) near Hitchins.

The victim's name has not been officially released, but witness say the boy was a 17-year-old student at East Carter High School.

The vehicle hit a tree, according to witnesses.  Hitchins and Grayson fire departments assisted Kentucky State Police the Carter County Sheriff’s Office. 

The accident is under investigation by KSP.

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