Kentucky

Four Bell teens die in crash

Four Bell County teenagers died in a crash with a coal truck Saturday on U.S. 25 East in Pineville.

Daniel Campbell, 15, of Blackmont and twins Jessica and Wesley Ingram, 16, of Pineville were passengers in a southbound 2007 Toyota Yaris driven by Jonathan Miracle, 18, of Miracle, state police said.

All four teens were killed in the crash, reported at 12:51 p.m.

State police said slick roads caused Miracle to lose control of the car and cross into the northbound lane, colliding with a coal truck driven by Dwight Robinson Jr., 34, of Tyner.

Campbell and the Ingrams were part of the Bell County High School Air Force JROTC and were on their way to march in a Christmas parade. Miracle graduated from Bell County High School last year, said Jeffery Saylor, the school’s principal.

State police said the teens were wearing seat belts, and drugs or alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

“They were all just good average high school students — good kids, good families,” Saylor said. “It’s just a tragic loss.”

This is the second time this year that the high school has lost a group of students to a wreck.

Two former and two current students were killed in January in a fiery crash on Ky. 92, when the driver failed to negotiate a curve, hitting a tree.

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