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18-year-old died in crash just weeks before graduation


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    NELSON COUNTY, Kentucky (WLKY) — A Nelson County family is in mourning after their 18-year-old died in a crash Tuesday just weeks before his high school graduation.

The crash happened just before 4 a.m. on Highway 245 near Spencer-Mattingly Road. It claimed the life of Draven Greenwell, from Bloomfield.

According to Kentucky State Police, Greenwell was driving north on Highway 245 in a Toyota Matrix when, for reasons unknown, he crossed the center line and went into the southbound lane. He then struck a commercial tractor-trailer head-on, officials said.

Greenwell died at the scene.

Relatives said the 18-year-0ld would have graduated this month from Nelson County High School. They said his death was a “very sudden and unexpected loss.”

Those close to Greenwell’s family set up a GoFundMe account to help relatives with funeral expenses. The page has raised more than the $5,000 goal.

Greenwell’s funeral is taking place Friday at Houghlin Funeral Home.

Investigators have not released additional details about the crash.

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