Two teenagers died in a crash on Highway 453 in Lyon County, Kentucky, and two more were transported to the hospital for injuries after a crash that occurred Wednesday, Oct. 25, at about 10 p.m.
Kentucky State Police said 18-year-old Kaitlyn Bowers of Owensboro, Kentucky, was driving a 2013 Ford Mustang southbound when she failed to make a curve in the road and drove off it, striking a tree.
Aaron Adams, 19, of Cadiz, Kentucky, and 18-year-old Robert Clayton Jr. of Murray, Kentucky, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Lyon County coroner.
Bowers was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries, as was 18-year-old Joseph Phillips of Lewisburg, Kentucky.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Jody Cash told WPSD Local 6 that there appeared to be only four people in the car, including the driver, and that no other vehicles were involved.
Murray State University President Bob Davies said in a letter to students that three of the teens attended the school.
Adams, who passed away, was studying animal sciences in the veterinary technology program. He said Bowers and Phillips were also students.
“We grieve for both young men who lost their lives last night in this tragic accident and pray for healing for Kaitlyn and Joseph. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with their families and friends,” he wrote.
State police say the crash is still under investigation.