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Jessamine County student remains in critical condition following crash

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A central Kentucky teenager remains in critical condition Wednesday, after a crash Tuesday.

Lexington Police say 17-year-old Abby Morguelan crashed into a tree on Spears Road.

The Jessamine County superintendent tells WKYT Morguelan has been put in a medically-induced coma, and over the next 24 hours, doctors at UK Hospital will be keeping a close eye on her injuries.

Tuesday morning, Abby was on her way to East Jessamine High School to attend a meeting for seniors about graduation, which is Friday.

Lexington Police say she lost control of her car on Spears Road, left the road and hit a tree. The impact caved in the passenger side of her car.

Word of the crash spread quickly to her classmates. The hashtag pray for Abby is a call for support.

"It's been hard on our school, it's just been a shock to all of us just to know that anything can happen," Delaney Pryse, a friend of Abby's, told us Tuesday.

Counselors were dispatched to East Jessamine High School to help students.

"Students are very concerned. It's a very close-knit community. It's a very close-knit school, so of course everyone is very concerned," Kathy Fields, the East Jessamine superintendent, told us about her school.

Her friends and family have gathered at UK Hospital, waiting for her condition to improve.

"I just talked to her yesterday and now she may not make it. It's just sad," Pryse said about the situation.

There are two schools impacted by this. Morguelan went to East Jessamine High School, but she was part of the choir and Y Club at West Jessamine.


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