Two local teenagers were killed and two were flown to Nashville hospitals following a single-vehicle accident early this morning on the north end of Fort Campbell Boulevard in Hopkinsville.
Christian County Deputy Coroner Zach Lamb identifies the victims as 17-year old Jacory Burse and 16-year old Darius Majors, both of Hopkinsville.
The crash happened about midnight and Captain Greg Koehler of the Hopkinsville Police Department gave details to WHOP News at the scene.
The injured teens were identified by Officer Samantha Rodriguez as 17-year old Darrius Burse and 15-year old Kaylee Lane. Darrius Burse was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is listed in critical, but stable condition. Lane was flown to Skyline Medical Center and a condition report was not immediately available.
Excessive speed may have been a factor, as the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Darrius Burse was traveling at an estimated 60 to 80 mph at the time of the accident, according to the HPD collision report.
All four occupants of the vehicle were wearing seat belts.
Neither drugs or alcohol are suspected as factors in the wreck.
Jacory Burse was a student at Christian County High School and Majors at Hopkinsville High School.
Autopsies on the two victims were scheduled for Monday morning at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Madisonville.