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.