High School Student Seriously Hurt In Crash

A teenager was seriously hurt in a violent crash in Lincoln County on Thursday morning. Police say the teen was probably on his way to school when the accident happened.

U.S. highway 150 was closed much of the morning after the crash that happened between Stanford and Crab Orchard.

Police say Casey Cox was stopped to turn left onto Cedar Ridge Road when a tractor trailer rear ended his car. That set off a chain reaction crash that involved another truck being hit.

Police say Cox is 16 or 17 years old. They're hopeful he's going to pull through.

"The boy was alert and responsive when we got to him. He said he didn't remember what happened. Said everything went black, didn't remember anything. Of course he's hurt," said Deputy Dannie Gilliam of the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department.

Cox was airlifted to UK hospital where at last check he was in serious condition.

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  • by Courtney Location: Stanford on Apr 26, 2008 at 06:03 PM
    I'm a friedn of kaseys' and I just want to wish him and his family the best. Kasey we love you, and you really make every day at school a fun one, you alwyays make us laugh and smile. I'm so glad you're ok, I wish you the best. Can't wait to see you at school again, be safe Kasey. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.
  • by AC Location: Corbin on Apr 25, 2008 at 06:41 PM
    poor kid!
  • by here here Location: pikeville on Apr 25, 2008 at 05:05 PM
    Glad he is doind well. I don't know circumstances but, I hope drug and alcohol tests are performed. Just to rule it out.
  • by blah blah blah Location: eastern ky on Apr 25, 2008 at 06:22 AM
    you all are in our prayers having 2 teenage girls myself i can only imagine the grief youve been through may GOD BLESS YOU through this an get well soon
  • by Tyler Cox Location: Stanford Ky on Apr 24, 2008 at 08:23 PM
    Hello I am Tyle Cox the brother of Kasey cox and i would like to say that he is out of the hospital today and im not sure that he would have made it without the support of all of his friends and family. i would like to thank all of you guys for praying for my brother. god certianly was watching over him. i am speechless as of right now. just please keep praying for him and keep him in your thoughts everytime you get into a vechile. by the way seat belts save lifes. my brother is living proof. thank you all may god be with you.
  • by Emily Location: Stanford on Apr 24, 2008 at 06:50 PM
    kasey ! im so glad your okay . thank god . prayers && love with you && your family . Em ;;
  • by Me Location: Lincoln County on Apr 24, 2008 at 05:06 PM
    I go to school with Casey. I've known him since 7th grade. If anyone reads this please just pray for him to be alright. Hopefully he'll make it out alright but right now its all in God's hands. My prayers are with Casey and his family also.
  • by Jessica Location: stanford on Apr 24, 2008 at 04:46 PM
    I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!! :'(
  • by michelle Location: lincoln county on Apr 24, 2008 at 03:27 PM
    I will certainly keep all of those involved in my prayers and will spread the word so others will pray as well.
  • by ashley mcferron Location: lincoln on Apr 24, 2008 at 02:58 PM
    I will try for u to get better. I am glad u are okay. Thoughts and prays are with u. God was with u when this happen.
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