Fishermen come upon wreckage hours after deadly Laurel County crash

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT) - Two teens were killed in a crash and not found for hours until fishermen stumbled upon the wreckage.

On Saturday afternoon, a few fishermen were taking a walk in the Bee Rock Campground area when they noticed something strange near the road.

After getting a closer look, they realized that that "something" was a car flipped over in an embankment.

That small Chevrolet car belonged to 19-year-old David Shepherd, but Shepherd was actually in the passenger seat at the time of the wreck.

His friend, 19 year old Joshua Campbell, was the one driving.

The teenagers were driving through the Bee Rock Campground towards Kentucky 192 when they somehow lost control of the car.

“Deputies found the vehicle at the bottom of the hill and the car had hit a signpost, hit a dumpster, hit a big rock, hit a tree and then overturned on its top,” said Deputy Gilbert Acciardo with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.

The car eventually came to its resting point upside-down in the embankment. Both teenagers were pronounced dead at the scene.

“It’s very tragic. Both of them were 19 years old and they had their whole lives ahead of them and then it’s gone in one moment,” Deputy Acciardo said.

Both boys lived in Laurel County; Campbell was from London and Shepherd from Lily.

Deputies are still trying to determine if speed, alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident.


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