Top stories of 2017: Three Greenon HS teens die within two-month span

A roadside remembrance for Kendal “Kenny” DePhillip, a junior at Greenon High School, sprouted along Fowler Road in October. Bill Lackey/Staff
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A roadside remembrance for Kendal “Kenny” DePhillip, a junior at Greenon High School, sprouted along Fowler Road in October. Bill Lackey/Staff

Here’s a look at one of our top stories of 2017.

Members of the Greenon High School community mourned the deaths of three students from the school within months of each other.

Senior David Waag, 17, and sophomore Connor Williams, 15, were killed in an accident in August when the car they were traveling in lost control and overturned on a rural road. Both teens were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car, Trey Blevins, 18, was indicted on several charges, including aggravated vehicular homicide.

Two months later in October, junior Kendal "Kenny" DePhillip was killed when the car he was a passenger in went off the side of the road and clipped a telephone pole, then spun into another.

The community was left stunned by the deaths, but have created programs in the weeks since. The Clark County Combined Health District hosted a Teen Driving Symposium on Dec. 15, aiming to raise awareness about safe driving habits among teens.

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