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Crash in Jackson County kills 2, including 13-year-old boy

Posted at 11:14 AM, Nov 18, 2019

JACKSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police were investigating after a crash Friday night in McKee killed two people, including a 13-year-old boy.

Authorities said the crash occurred about 7 p.m. on Kentucky Highway 290.

Officials said 19-year-old Mackenzie Isaacs of McKee was driving a 1999 International flatbed truck when the vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic, striking a 2001 Nissan Frontier driven by 35-year-old Dustin Tillery, also of McKee.

Tillery was killed and pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

One of his two juvenile passengers, 13-year-old Justin Tillery, was pronounced dead later at an area hospital. The other juvenile suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to an area hospital.

Madison County Schools released a statement on the death of Justin Tillery, "Farristown Middle School and Madison County Schools are deeply saddened by the death of 7th grader Justin Tillery, who passed away Sunday from injuries sustained in a car accident last week. Justin’s death has greatly impacted the school community as well as the Madison County community. As a school and a district, we offer our sincerest condolences to his family and friends. Madison County Schools Crisis Response Team will be at FTMS this week to counsel students and staff as they grieve. Counselors will be available to students and staff for as long as they are needed."

Information about Isaacs' condition was not immediately disclosed.

The case remains under investigation.

Lakes Funeral Home of McKee is in charge of the funeral arrangements, according to the Fayette County Coroner.