GEORGETOWN, ky. (WKYT) - The Scott County Sheriff says a car that wrecked in Scott County could have been speeding when it crashed. It happened before midnight Wednesday night on Lisle Road near Georgetown.
A deputy at the scene said investigators were unsure who was driving the car at the time. The Scott County coroner says an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl were in the vehicle when it went flipped and rolled.
The coroner has identified the man killed as Darley Morales-Garcia of Versailles. Family told WKYT's Sean Evans that he had just celebrated his birthday two weeks ago.
"It's a rosary. I left it out here for him today, just, he's always wearing one, I'm always wearing one. I just felt like I was out here talking to him today," said Marco Wray, as he held the rosary in his hands.
Wray says even though he's only known Morales-Garcia for around five years, that the teen was like a brother to him. He spent several hours Thursday morning at the site of the crash.
The coroner says it appears the car went 20 feet in the air before coming to a rest on the ground. Investigators say they believe speed was a factor in the crash.
The Scott County Coroner says Morales-Garcia was killed on impact, and the girl was taken to U.K. Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officials say neither passenger was wearing a seat belt at the time.
Friends of Morales-Garcia tell WKYT that they are planning on having a vigil to remember Darley Morales-Garcia, and support the 16-year-old girl in the crash Friday night.
They plan on having it around 9:30pm near the site of the crash.