It appears the woman killed was riding in the bed of the blue Chevrolet pickup truck. Johnson County Coroner J.R. Frisby said he was called to the scene after reports of a fatality.
The woman who died is identified as 36-year-old Maranda Martin.
A man believed to be riding in the bed of the pickup truck was seriously hurt and flown to
. Both the man and Martin were thrown from the pickup truck. Cabell Huntington Hospital
Three other people riding in the cab of the pickup truck were taken to the hospital by ambulance.
The crash was reported just after 1 p.m. Wednesday, closing two lanes of U.S. 23 for several hours.
Investigators say it appears the pickup truck, which was pulling a trailer loaded with wood, had turned south onto U.S. 23 from Ky. 201 when it was struck from behind by the coal truck.
The driver of the coal truck was not hurt.