Two teenage brothers were killed in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning on Harrodsburg Road, Lexington police said.
Police were called to the scene of an accident shortly after 8:40 a.m. Sunday. Two brothers, a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old, who were passengers in the Toyota Prius, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Fayette County Coroner’s office.
The 18-year-old driver had to be freed by the Lexington Fire Department. He suffered extensive leg injuries and was transported to the hospital, Lexington police said.
A preliminary investigation found the wreck occurred around 3:40 a.m. when the car struck a tree in front of the Southside Technical Center in the 1800 block of Harrodsburg Road. The wreck was not reported until a pedestrian spotted the car several hours later. Speed is believed to be a factor in the accident, Lexington police said. The accident is still under investigation.
The Fayette County Coroner’s office did not release the names of the two teens killed.
The students were identified by Sayre School as Neo and Roan Sanders. The two were students at the school, according to school.
Autopsies are scheduled to be performed Monday, according to the coroner’s office.
Reporter Morgan Eads contributed to this story.