KYTC worker found dead

Published: Jan. 23, 2016 at 9:25 PM CST
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Christopher Adams, age 44, was found dead inside his snow plow truck Saturday morning in Christian County.

Adams was an employee of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for 16 years.

Officials say around 5:50 a.m., Adams called a supervisor to say his snow plow had slid off into a ditch along KY 115. When his supervisor arrived, Adams was slumped over in his truck seat and unresponsive.

An ambulance was called to the scene and the paramedics called in the coroner. The coroner says it appears Adams died of natural causes ; there were no signs of trauma and no foul play is suspected. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday in Louisville.

Adams had been on the clock since around midnight. During an overnight break, coworkers said he interacted and appeared to be in good spirits.

KYTC District 2 Chief Engineer Kevin McClearn offered sympathy to the family and his coworkers, "Our crews are very tight knit. Working long hours in all kinds of weather you get to know the character of people around you. Losing a friend and coworker is always tough, but our Christian County Crew is continuing work today to carry on efforts to make travel safer for the rest of us."

Funeral arrangements have not been made.