One killed, two injured in Clarkson crash


By Matt Lasley - mlasley@civitasmedia.com



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Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette


A single-vehicle crash on Grayson Springs Road claimed the life of one individual and seriously injured two others on Monday morning, July 3.

At approximately 10:56 a.m. on Monday, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO), Kentucky State Police (KSP), Clarkson Police and Fire Departments, Grayson County EMS, and Wax Fire & Rescue responded to an injury accident where at least two occupants were ejected from a vehicle near 10334 Grayson Springs Rd. in Clarkson.

According to Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins, a 2000 Lexus RX 300, driven by 19-year-old Jordan R. DeMichele, of Louisville, was travelling west on Grayson Springs Road, and appeared to lose control when rounding a curve.

The Lexus left the road on the right side, crashed through a fence, and overturned at least twice before coming to a rest right-side-up in a grass field, over 500 feet from where it left the roadway, according to police.

DeMichele and her backseat passenger, 19-year-old Robert H. Coe, of Big Clifty, were both ejected from the vehicle, according to Chaffins.

Sheriff’s deputies and an off-duty KSP trooper attempted CPR on Coe, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene, Chaffins said.

DeMichele was transported from the scene by Grayson County EMS to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center to receive treatment for serious and possibly life-threatening injuries sustained the crash, Chaffins said.

A front seat passenger, 18-year-old Camber Neff, appeared to have been the only individual in the Lexus who was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, and was not ejected, according to Chaffins.

However, Neff sustained serious and possibly life-threatening injuries as well, and was airlifted by emergency helicopter to University of Louisville Hospital for medical treatment, according to Chaffins.

As of 4:30 p.m. on Monday, DeMichele’s condition and Neff’s condition were unknown.

Chaffins said all three occupants are former Grayson County High School students.

The Lexus was disabled as a result of the crash and was to be removed from the scene by a towing service.

The Grayson County Coroner’s Office also responded to the scene.

The accident remains under investigation by GCSO Sergeant Clay Boone.

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