HENDERSON, Ky (WEHT) – Warrick County Sheriff Mike Wilder says one person is dead following a crash near Boonville on Friday.
Sheriff Wilder said the accident happened around 7 a.m. on Ashby Road near Gentry Road. According to a release from the sheriff, the vehicle lost control and struck a guardrail causing the car to roll over.
Officials say the driver of the vehicle, identified as 17-year-old Ashton Pryor, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger of the vehicle, 15-year-old Peyton Pryor, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Boonville High School Athletic Director Kevin Davis released the following statement on behalf of the Boonville Pioneers:
Many of you may know, early Friday morning there was a terrible tragedy and two BHS students were in a car accident on the way to school. One of those students, Ashton Pryor, lost her life. Peyton Pryor was taken to the hospital for treatment and has been released.
As a freshman, Ashton played on the 2021 State Championship team where she hit for power and patrolled the hot corner like a seasoned veteran. Her zest for life and passion for softball will always be remembered.
We will be holding a student led prayer vigil on Sunday night at 5:30 at the BHS Softball field.
Authorities say drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the accident.