Two killed in Hwy 79 crash in Jefferson County identified

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office confirms a single-car crash claimed the lives of the vehicle's two occupants.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is currently on the scene of a fatal single-car crash that occurred shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Highway 79 at Bradford Road.

Deputies pronounced one male and one female passenger dead at the scene. There were no other passengers in the car.

Both suffered critical injuries after the Chevrolet Malibu they were traveling in left the road and struck a rocky outcrop and tree.

The victims were later identified as 37-year-old Adam Lee Roberts and 27-year-old Ashley Nicole Gills.

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