One Student Killed, Three Injured In Crash

By: Elizabeth Dorsett, Tamara Evans Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett, Tamara Evans Email

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.


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  • by c.m. Location: Bryan Station High on Mar 27, 2010 at 11:37 AM
    its almost been a year and its still not the same without nate here with us. i still think abt him til this day. its messed up how it had to end for him. jas. kierra, and nic are all fine now. i kno its gonna get hard for them around this time. i love you nate!! i miss you soo much.!! cant wait to see you again!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: ky on Jun 18, 2009 at 08:30 PM
    ill miss him i looked up to him i cant beleive this happened to him we love u nate(GONE BUT NOT 4GOTTEN)
  • by Raven Wagner Location: Louisville on May 26, 2009 at 06:01 AM
    happy birthday nate i love && miss you so much babyboy.
  • by --- Location: lexinqton . on May 19, 2009 at 08:14 AM
    nate i miss you alot , this thinq that happened was so traqic . if i could take it bkc i would but i cant ! im prayinq for every one thats hurtinq and i no your lookinq down on us with you BIG beutifull smile . i love you - always will , never ever will i forqet you * i miss you to this dayy <3
  • by A Y0UNG GiRliE . . Location: lEXiNGT0N KENTUCKYY. on May 11, 2009 at 10:34 AM
    i REAllY DiDNT KN0W HiM. BUT i HEARD Al0T 0F ST0RYx AB0UT HiM. HE WAS A GREAT PERS0N. AND EVERY B0DY NEW HiM. HE WAS MY NEiGHB0R. AND RiP T00 EM. HE iZ MiSSED.
  • by a ballard student Location: Louisville, KY on May 7, 2009 at 04:13 PM
    Well I'm a freshman at Ballard High, and when I was in the bathroom, i saw a note on the stall that said "R.I.P. Nate Stuckey," and i thought to myself, "That couldn't be the nate stuckey from field elementary could it?" I thought back to times in the school gym, when he would always sing "My name is Stuckey and I am lucky . . .," in order to convince people to pick him for their teams. You guys are right! He really did always have a smile on his bright face, and I only know that from knowing him in my class during elementary school. So when I came home and searched Google for his name, I was so sad to see that it was the Nate I knew, the Nate that I'd always known would go on to do something amazing in his life with the kind of spirit he had. For his family and friends, I wish the best for you, through the mourning of this wonderful kid- my heart goes out to you. And I totally agree with whoever wrote on that bathroom stall- R.I.P., Nate. You're missed.
  • by Tierra Location: WAGGENER on Apr 30, 2009 at 11:11 AM
    I miss my brother what am i going to do without him he was my bestfriend this whole year that i knew him he lit up the whole room with his smile. i can not deal with him being gone i will miss him so much
  • by stacy Location: georgetown kentucky on Apr 30, 2009 at 07:19 AM
    sorry for your loss.may you feel better realy soon.
  • by Kasey Location: Waggener High School, Louisville on Apr 29, 2009 at 03:32 PM
    Didnt really know nate but everytime i seen him he was smiling or having a good time. RIP Nate we'll miss you.
  • by Doug Location: London on Apr 29, 2009 at 11:31 AM
    First and formost my prayers to all involved. Second, EVERYONE NEEDS TO JUST SLOW DOWN WHEN DRIVING!!!! Third, if it would be alright with the family of the young man that died, to take this car around to high schools in the state and let teenagers look first hand at what can happen to them when they get to the point where they think that things like this don't happen to them. I don't know if it would help but a similar sitution like this happen to me when I was young and it stayed on my mind for a long time. If only one life were saved ith would be worth it all.

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