The Christian County School District is confirming two Christian County High School students were killed in a crash involving a stolen vehicle early Tuesday morning in Paducah.
The Paducah Police Department identified the victims as the driver 20-year-old Caleb Puckett of Paducah, and two 15-year-old passengers as Andrew Morgan and Kain Clarkson.
Christian County Schools spokesman John Rittenhouse confirmed Morgan and Clarkson are students at Christian County High School.
Rittenhouse adds they will have a trauma team in the school Wednesday for students and staff.
The Paducah Police received a report of a stolen Cadillac from the parking lot of the Incognito Gentlemen’s Club on Clark’s River Road. An officer saw a car matching the description of the stolen vehicle and began to follow it. After the officer turned on his lights and siren, the driver sped up. Paducah Police say the officer then pursued the vehicle until the car went over a railroad crossing on Schniedman Road and went airborne. The car then struck a tree in a yard and a portion of the vehicle hit the front porch and roof supports of a house near Starnes Avenue.
The police officers at the scene gave medical aid to three people in the vehicle before medical personnel arrived. All three were pronounced dead at the scene by the McCracken County Coroner’s Office.
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