16 year old injured in Symsonia crash is a student at Mayfield High School

Jerardo Arellano is the 16-year-old flown to the Skyline Medical Center in Nashville after a deadly car crash in Symsonia, Kentucky Christmas day. His brother, Alex Arellano, says he is still in critical condition with a spinal injury. He was expected to go into surgery Monday afternoon. Arellano is a student at Mayfield High School.

Arellano was the passenger of the 2011 Nissan Maxima, according to Kentucky State Police. His friend, Ivan Sanchez ran off of Kentucky 131 going to a Christmas gathering in Symsonia. The car ran off just before Lisa Lane, then crossed Lisa Lane, and hit a tree. The Graves County Coroner, Brad Jones, pronounced Sanchez dead on the scene.

One of the groups of first responders that came to the wreck was the Symsonia Fire Department. A man on their crew tells me because of the severity of damage, this was one of their most challenging calls.

Jones also tells me there won’t be an autopsy on Sanchez. A toxicology sample was done and it could take a month for results to come back. Jones doesn’t suspect anything in the driver’s system at this time, though. He says a toxicology report is standard in fatal accidents.