UPDATE | 16-year-old sophomore killed on way to school in Wayne County

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WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 5/28/19 @ 10 p.m.
The name of a high school student athlete who died Tuesday morning on state Route 152 has been released.

A semi and SUV collided on Route 152 in an area is known as "all day curve" in Wayne County.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has identified him as Colt Thomas Adams, 16, who was a standout varsity football and basketball player at Wayne High School. Colt was a sophomore at Wayne High.

State Route 152 was closed for hours as crews cleared the scene. The crash, which was reported just before 9 a.m., involved a tractor-trailer and an SUV.

Colt's sister, who was a passenger in the SUV with him, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. An elementary school student, she is expected to recover, according to Wayne High football coach Tom Harmon.

The crash happened about halfway between Lavalette and Wayne on a relatively straight stretch of roadway before a sharp curve locals call "all-day curve."

One sports ranking had Colt as the fourth best tight end in the state for the upcoming season late this summer and fall.

Harmon described Colt as "committed" and "selfless" -- a confident voice in the huddle -- but also someone who didn't take himself too seriously.

"We have a sign on our locker room that says '11 brothers are hard to beat,' " Harmon said. "When you see the kids hurting, it means something to you."

Senior Tanner Owens says Colt was a gifted athlete with a bright future.

"Colt was always very positive, always had a smile on his face," Owens said. "He was more of a brother than a friend."

Details about how the crash happened are unavailable at this time.

"A buddy of mine texted me and told me, and I didn't believe it at first," Owens said. "Then I pulled around to the front of the gym to leave, and Coach Harmon and everybody was out here. I saw their faces, and I knew it was real."

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UPDATE 5/28/19 @ 3:37 p.m.
A law enforcement source tells WSAZ a high school student died in a crash Tuesday morning in Wayne County.

The Wayne High School student was killed in an accident on state Route 152.

Investigators have not released the student's name.

The crash happened in an area known as "all day curve" on Route 152. Wayne County Sheriff's deputies say a semi truck and SUV collided.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.



UPDATE 5/28/19 @ 1:31 p.m.
Route 152 is officially back open after a deadly crash in Wayne County.

The accident happened in an area known as "all day curve" Tuesday morning.



UPDATE 5/28/19 @ 1:09 p.m.
Route 152 is once again closed at the scene of a deadly crash in Wayne County.

Deputies alternated traffic temporarily around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday to allow drivers that had been waiting for several hours to get through.

Our reporter at the scene says investigators have shut the road back down as of 1 p.m.

The accident happened on Route 152 in an area known as "all day curve" Tuesday morning.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.



UPDATE 5/28/19 @ 12:54 p.m.
Deputies are letting traffic through at a crash scene in Wayne County using alternating lanes.

The accident Tuesday morning happened on Route 152 in an area is known as "all day curve" according to our reporter at the scene.

According to our reporter at the scene, as of 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, investigators are alternating between letting northbound and southbound traffic through.

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ORIGINAL STORY 5/28/19
One person died in a car crash in Wayne County Tuesday morning.

It happened on Route 152 in an area is known as "all day curve" according to our reporter at the scene.

Wayne County Sheriff's deputies tell WSAZ a semi truck and SUV collided.

In addition to the person who died, another person was hospitalized.

A portion of the road is still closed.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.


One person died in a car crash on Route 152 in Wayne County Tuesday morning.