Whitesburg KY

Rites held for father, son found dead after ATV wreck

Joint funeral services were held Sunday for a father and son who appear to have died from injuries from an all-terrain vehicle accident in Jeremiah.

Carlos Adams, 70, and Tracy “Stimey” Adams, 34, both of Jeremiah, were found in an embankment near Arthurs Loop in Blair Branch around 11 a.m. on February 6. The ATV left a dirt road adjacent to Arthurs Loop and overturned, according to a Kentucky State Police release.

The body of Tracy Adams was located under the ATV, while the body of Carlos Adams was found lying next to the ATV with his leg trapped between a tree and ATV.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene around noon by Letcher County Coroner Marty Baker.

Police have yet to determine how long the men had been there. KSP Trooper Jody Sims said the accident may have occurred several days ago.

Autopsies were conducted by the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort. Autopsy results have not been released.

The incident remains under investigation by KSP Post 13 in Hazard.

Funeral services for Carlos Adams and Tracy Adams were held at Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church on Feb. 9. Burial followed in the Adams family cemetery at Jeremiah.

The son of Ida Smith Adams of Jeremiah and the late John Adams, Carlos Adams was the widower of Reatha Blair Adams.

He was the father of Stephen Adams and the late Tracy Adams. He is survived by a brother, Marvin Adams of Jeremiah; four sisters, Thelma Seals of Jeremiah; Joyce Adams and husband L.C. of Jeremiah, Freda Seals and husband Doolittle of Jeremiah, and Betty Washington and husband Chuck of Morehead; and a granddaughter, Alyssa Newman.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Jamie Adams and Kevin Adams.

Tracy Adams was a son of the late Carlos and Reatha Adams. Surviving are a daughter, Alyssa Newman; a half- brother, Stephen Adams of Kentucky; and a grandmother, Ida Smith Adams of Jeremiah.

Tracy Adams was preceded in death by two brothers, Jamie Adams and Kevin Adams.

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