LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two Lexington teenagers are dead following a late-night crash in Scott County.
That accident happened on Carrick Pike in Georgetown after ten Monday night.
“Noticed that were some headlights coming at us and I could tell they were coming a little faster than they needed to be on that road,” Masterson said.
Josh Masterson was driving east on Carrick Pike when he witnessed something he hoped he would never have to see again after retiring from law enforcement, a deadly crash.
“They overcorrected unfortunately and went off the road and then overcorrected again and that’s when they ended up on the opposite side of the road and I believe the vehicle rolled and flipped and struck a tree and telephone pole at that time,” Masterson said.
He was with his wife heading to pick up his kids, “It was a pretty horrific scene.”
“My kids were four houses away at that point and I just couldn’t imagine. I got a son that is only three younger than one of the victims. It was very tough,” Masterson said.
The Scott County Sheriff’s office says there were four teenagers in the car.
The crash killed the 17-year-old driver and a 16-year-old passenger in the backseat.
The other two walked away with minor injuries.
The sheriff’s office says the driver was possibly speeding on the narrow road.
“We had a driver come by. He spoke about when he was in high school many years ago that he had people in his high school class that were killed in an automobile accident and unfortunately those are the reminders we have to see on a regular basis to tell young drivers and also older drivers that these country roads are very dangerous,” Sergeant Eddie Hart said.
Officials say three of the teens attended Lexington Catholic High School and one attended Bryan Station High School.
Lexington Catholic released a statement saying grief counselors and priests would be available to provide support to anyone who needs it.