SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two Lexington Catholic High School students were killed Monday night after a crash in Scott County, police said.
Dominic Bilotta, 17, and David Cervoni, 16, were the two victims of the crash.
The Scott County Sheriff's Office said a car carrying four students, three from Lexington Catholic and one from Bryan Station, hit another car at about 10:15 p.m. on Carrick Pike.
The sheriff's office said the students, heading eastbound, were likely traveling at a high rate of speed and clipped an oncoming vehicle as they came over a hill, causing the driver to lose control.
"The marks on the road tell us kind of what happened," Scott County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Eddie Hart said at the scene. "Looks like the vehicle was traveling at a rate that once they met another vehicle they didn’t have time to react, slow down, or get by that vehicle safely."
Bilotta and Cervoni both died at the scene. The two other students were taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital with minor injuries.
"We are devastated by this news," said Lesley Farmer, who works as the VP of Community and School Relations at Lexington Catholic High School. "We are praying together as a community and for each of the students' families who were involved."
No one in the second vehicle was hurt.
Police said speed is believed to be a factor in the crash. Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be involved at this time.
We’ll continue to update the story as we receive more information including counseling opportunities for classmates who knew the victims.