Teen killed in Clark County crash identified
The Clark County Sheriff confirms to WKYT one person is dead and two others injured after a car crashed and caught fire.
It happened around 7:30 p.m. on Ecton Road just east of Winchester.
The Clark County Sheriff says the car ran off the shoulder of the road, hit a concrete bridge embankment and fell into a creek, where it ended up catching fire.
The Clark County coroner tells WKYT, 16-year-old Dylan Fields was a passenger in that car. He died at the scene. The male driver and a female passenger were both injured. The sheriff says two people passing by pulled the woman from the car before it caught fire.
Investigators say the two other teens involved in the crash are expected to be okay.
Justin Overpeck, a friend of Fields, say the 16-year-old spent a lot of time with his friends and playing basketball at Holler Park. The same park he was driving to when the crash occurred. Overpeck now stands in the park thinking about his friend and all the memories they shared.
"He was a basketball player. This is his home court," said Overpeck. "The park will never be the same without him."
According to friends, Fields was a soon-to-be father with his girlfriend. The two had an ultrasound scheduled for the day after the crash.
The Clark County Schools superintendent tells WKYT Fields was a student at the Phoenix Academy and was about to transition back to George Rogers Clark High School. The superintendent says they have grief counselors in place at both the Phoenix Academy and GRC. They also have counselors at two schools where Fields had two younger siblings.