Two 18-year-olds were killed early Friday in a single-vehicle accident in Pike County in which eight people were riding in a Ford Mustang car, Kentucky State Police said.
The accident occurred at 2:05 a.m. Friday at KY Route 3501 and KY 1469, police said.
Jonathan Newsome, 18, of Teaberry was driving south on Ky 3501 when he failed to negotiate a turn onto Ky 1469, police said
The vehicle struck a dirt embankment at the intersection of Ky 1469. Newsome and passenger Alexandrea Tipton 18, of Harold, were pronounced dead at the scene by Pike County Coroner Russell Roberts.
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The vehicle had six additional passengers. Police said in a release that those passenger's conditions were not immediately known. But a dispatcher said Saturday that at least one passenger was treated at a hospital and released and one other passenger had life-threatening injuries.
Newsome and the seven passengers in the vehicle were not wearing seatbelts, police said.