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Two teens die in Laurel County crash

Two teen-agers died in this Laurel County crash in which the car apparently had been traveling through a campground toward Ky. 192 when it ran off the road and hit a sign, a Dumpster and a large rock, then went through a wooded area, "hitting a tree with the roof of the car,” according to the county sheriff.
Two teen-agers died in this Laurel County crash in which the car apparently had been traveling through a campground toward Ky. 192 when it ran off the road and hit a sign, a Dumpster and a large rock, then went through a wooded area, "hitting a tree with the roof of the car,” according to the county sheriff.

Two teens were killed in a wreck in Laurel County that apparently happened overnight Friday but wasn't found until early Saturday afternoon.

Passersby noticed a car at the bottom of an embankment in the Bee Rock Campground area and called the sheriff's department about 12:05 p.m., according to a news release from Sheriff John Root.

Driver Joshua Campbell, 19, of London, and passenger David Shepherd, 19, of Lily, had to be extricated from the small Chevrolet, which belonged to Shepherd.

They were pronounced dead at the scene.

The car apparently had been traveling through the campground toward Ky. 192 when it ran off the road and hit a sign, a Dumpster and a large rock, then went through a wooded area, "hitting a tree with the roof of the car," according to the news release. The car then overturned.

The crash happened about 18 miles west of London.

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