3 teens who died in river crash drowned

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EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Three teenagers killed last weekend when their car crashed into the Cottonwood River south of Emporia died by drowning, a local coroner’s report said.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s office released the coroner’s report..

The wreck was discovered around 6:30 p.m. Saturday after an injured 15-year-old girl was spotted walking down the road. The girl told deputies that she had been a passenger in a car that crashed.

Authorities pulled a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix from the river with three people inside. The sheriff’s office said 17-year-old Chase Luby, 13-year-old Paxton Luby and 17-year-old Shelby Phoenix all died in the accident.

The injured girl was taken to a hospital.

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