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Mercer County High School Senior Dies Just Weeks Before Graduation

Posted at 12:12 AM, May 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-05 00:23:56-04

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – A Mercer County High School senior was killed and another student was hurt in a crash in Madison County on Saturday morning.

The coroner says 18-year-old Marcus Lewis II died in the wreck.

A release from Mercer County schools says that Lewis was driving another student to Richmond for a National Guard drill when the car left the road and slammed into a tree.

According to a post on the Mercer County High School Titan Track Team Facebook page, Lewis was an accomplished runner and the team and coaches are devastated.

The other student is recovering at a local hospital but has not been identified.

School officials say counselors will be available in the coming weeks for students and staff who are grieving.