UPDATE: Names released in Letcher County fatal accident

LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Two people are dead and a third was taken to an area hospital following a deadly accident in Letcher County.

Letcher County deputy coroner Perry Fowler has confirmed 22-year-old Nicholas Spencer and 19-year-old Mikka Cutting both from Knott County were both killed when the truck they were riding in went over a 60 foot embankment.

Fowler says the truck came to rest upside down in a creek, both Spencer and Cutting died from the injuries they sustained.

Officials say the accident occurred around 6am Saturday morning.

A third occupant in the vehicle was transported to Whitesburg ARH Hospital, their condition is unkown at this time.

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