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One juvenile killed, four injured in early morning crash on 52

A juvenile was killed and four more were injured in a crash just before 5 a.m. Saturday morning on Ky. 52, east of Danville.

According to the Kentucky State Police, the five juveniles were driving a 2003 gold Chevrolet Impala east on Ky. 52, when the car left the right side of the road and collided with a concrete bridge barrier before coming to rest in the middle of the roadway. None of those in the car were wearing seat belts, and none had driver’s licenses.

One juvenile, Douglas Hadding, 16, was partially ejected from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene by Boyle County Coroner Don Hamner. Hamner said Hadding was from Lancaster.

The other four were transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital with unknown injuries; Hamner said he believes they are not from Boyle County, but could not confirm that.

After the initial crash, a truck pulling a boat on a trailer collided with the car. According to the Kentucky State Police, the truck was unable to fully stop, attempted to steer around the vehicle. No one in the truck was injured.

The investigation is ongoing by KSP Detective Charles Brandenburg.  He was assisted at the scene by KSP Personnel, Boyle County Sheriff’s Office, Boyle County EMS, and the Boyle County Coroner.