2 Teens Killed, 2 Injured In Hopkinsville Crash

Posted at 3:08 PM, May 13, 2018

Two teenagers were killed in a single-vehicle crash in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

The wreck happened around midnight on Sunday in the 2200 block of Fort Campbell Boulevard.

Reports stated the vehicle hit a curb on the side of the road, and the driver lost control causing the vehicle to overturn onto its side.

Four teens were in the vehicle at the time of the crash, and authorities confirmed all were wearing seatbelts.

Officials with the Hopkinsville Police Department said two of the teens, identified as 18-year-old Jacory Burse and 17-year-old Darius Majors, passed away at the scene.

Two other teens, identified as 15-year-old Kaylee Lane and 17-year-old Darrius Burse, were injured in the crash. 

A classmate said he's devastated.

"I was frozen, I didn't know what to do," Dustin Berry said. "I sat in my room for like a good twenty minutes. I couldn't move, talk, I couldn't think straight. It's hard to believe, he's too young."

According to Hopkinsville Police, the teens were speeding.

"It definitely makes me think twice about it," Berry said. "Cause I used to do the same thing. I'd fly down the road like it was nothing. Now this happened."

Berry said Jacory Burse was his best friend.

"He was basically my brother," Berry said. "We did so much together."

Lane was taken to Tristar Skyline Hospital and remained in critical condition as of Sunday night. Darrius Burse was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and was in critical but stable condition.

As they fight for their lives, their classmates are trying to come to terms with what happened.

"It hurts me bad," Berry said. "I don't even want to go to school or hear anybody talking about it."

According to Berry, Lane was dating Jacory Burse.

"That was her whole world. I can't imagine what she is going through," Berry said.

Jacory Burse and Darrius Burse are related according to friends who stopped by the scene to see what happened. As you can imagine, their family is going through a lot.

"When it came to his family, he didn't play about it," Berry said.

The four teenagers went to Hopkinsville High School and Christian County High School.

Now, Berry is trying to find a new normal without his best friend.

"Nicest person you could meet in that school. He'd give you the shirt off his back if he had to," Berry said.

Police said speed was a factor in the crash. No alcohol or drugs were involved.

Autopsies have been scheduled for Monday in Madisonville, Kentucky.

The school district will have grief counselors on campus Monday to help students who are struggling.