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Crash claims the life of one GCHS graduate, injures two others

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By Rebecca Morris

A single-vehicle crash Monday morning along Grayson Springs Road claimed the life of a 2016 Grayson County High School graduate and injured two other teens.
Robert H. Coe, 19, of Big Clifty, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, in the 10,000 block of Grayson Springs Road.
According to a statement from Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins, deputies were called to the crash site shortly before 11 a.m.
Their initial investigation indicated a 2000 Lexus SUV, driven by Jordan R. DeMichele, 19, of Louisville, was headed west when she lost control and ran off the right side of the road. The SUV went through a fence and overturned at least twice, Chaffins said, before coming to rest in a field.
Coe, who was a backseat passenger, and DeMichele were thrown from the vehicle. Chaffins said a front seat passenger, Camber Neff, 18, appeared to have been wearing a seatbelt and was able to remain in SUV.
Deputies and an off-duty Kentucky State Police trooper attempted CPR on Coe, but were unable to save him, Chaffins said.
DeMichele and Neff both had serious injuries. DeMichele was  treated at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield, while Neff was taken by helicopter to University Hospital in Louisville. Further information on their conditions was unavailable late Friday.
DeMichele and Neff also were former students at GCHS, with DeMichele graduating in 2016 too.
Neff and Coe reportedly had been dating for several weeks.
Chaffins said the accident remains under investigation. In addition to the state police, members of the Wax and Clarkson fire departments, Grayson County EMS and the Clarkson Police Department assisted at the scene, he said.