A Lexington high school is mourning the loss of a student killed in a crash that injured three of his classmates Monday night. The Fayette County Coroner says 15-year-old Nathanial Lee Stuckey died at the scene.
Three other students were taken to UK Hospital. That include 17-year-old Nicolas Petit-Frere, 16-year-old Jasmine Marks, and 17-year-old Kierra Fulz. Petit-Frere and Marks are listed in critical condition at UK Hospital. Fulz is listed in fair condition. All three are juniors at Bryan Station High School.
Grief Counselors are on-hand at Bryan Station High School in Lexington today to help students, faculty and staff deal with the loss.
The Toyota Camry in which they were riding ran into a rock wall along Russell Cave Road in Lexington near Faulkner Avenue.
Investigators believe the driver, Nicholas Petit-Frere was going too fast outbound Russell Cave when the car went off the road, hit a rock fence and eventually a tree.
15-year-old Stuckey was riding in the front passenger seat. He was a freshman at Bryan Station High School.
School leaders say although it was his first year at Bryan Station, Stuckey had made a big impression. His family tells 27 NewsFirst he had dreams of becoming an NFL running back. Stuckey was also a member of the varsity football team, the track team and ROTC.
Colonel Greg Coker with the ROTC says he was a well-liked student who was elected Prince of the freshman class for the ROTC ball held at the beginning of this semester.
Superintendent Stu Silberman says all four students involved in the crash are very active at school. He says the driver of the car was a member of the soccer team. He says that the Bryan Station community is close.
The Fayette County Coroner says Stuckey died from multiple blunt force trauma.