Darren Doyle, story and photo:
A fatal single vehicle crash occurred last night near Cub Creek Cemetery on KY HWY 70 (Morgantown Rd) that claimed the life of Christian Goodroe, (16) of Smiths Grove. Goodroe was a junior at Edmonson County High School.
According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Goodroe apparently lost control of a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup on HWY 70 when it left the roadway and crashed in the middle of two trees around 8:00pm on Sunday, December 17th.
The Sheriff's office said the cause of the accident was not immediately known. The driver was reportedly wearing his seat belt. Goodroe was pronounced deceased at the scene by Edmonson County Coroner Brentley Esters. Officials released all information after family members were notified.
Additional counselors were on site at ECHS today to help students with the sudden loss of their classmate, according to school officials. As students arrived at the high school this morning, many of Goodroe's friends silently stood around his parking space in remembrance. Many students were distraught as they made their way into the building, describing the atmosphere as very solemn.
Sheriff Shane Doyle said the investigation is still ongoing.
"These are the most difficult accidents to investigate," he said. "This family definitely needs your prayers during this horrible tragedy. This is a great loss for our community. We pray for comfort and peace during this time."
Also responding to the scene were the Bear Creek, Brownsville, and Kyrock Fire Departments, as well as Edmonson County JAWS, Edmonson and Butler EMS, The Edmonson County Coroner's Office, and Brownsville Police.
**NOTE: 12/18/17, 4:15pm: We have been contacted by Patton Funeral Home, who is in charge of arrangements. Those arrangements have not yet been finalized but they will notify us immediately when they become available. They ask for your patience as they work with the family to finalize all arrangements. We will update the public with the obituary as soon as it becomes available.
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