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High School Student Dies In Motorcycle Crash

By: Cynthia Ibarra Email
By: Cynthia Ibarra Email

A northern Kentucky high school student is dead after a motorcycle crash.

Police say the crash happened at 12:30 Friday morning on Fairview Road in Williamstown.

Police say 18-year-old Joshua Lilly lost control of the bike, left the road and ran into a wall. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

"We have suffered a very tragic loss, a member of our senior class lost his life. He was en route home from a friends house and now a tragic accident claimed his life," said Nancy Howe with Grant County Schools.

It was news that greatly affected classmates and staff of Grant County High School.

"We brought in several counselors today to help with this tragic loss. He was a very well liked kid, very well known and so we have a lot of counselors and support to give kids the opportunity to grieve, to have the opportunity to console one another and to heal," said Howe.

School officials say they are looking into holding a special tribute for Lily on graduation day, June 5th.

The crash that killed Lily is the third deadly motorcycle in the crash in just two days.

Thursday morning, Martin Rainwater died in Elizabethtown when he collided with a van and on Thursday afternoon, Phillip Nickell lost control on Highway 36 west in Harrison County and slammed into an oncoming pickup truck.

Both of those victims were wearing helmets.


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