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Christian County Coroner’s Office held three inquests on Thursday night in regards to the accident that occurred on April 27.  All deaths have been ruled accidental

Kenence McKenna, age 3 months, of Pana died as a result of craniocerebral injuries due to an automobile striking a fixed object.  He was a back seat passenger within a car seat, as it struck a tree at a high rate of speed.  

Shelly McKenna, 23 years, of Pana died as a result of multiple injuries due to an automobile striking a fixed object.  She was the front seat passenger in the vehicle as it struck a tree at a high rate of speed.  There was evidence of recent marijuana, alprazolam, and trazodone ingestion, and inhalation of difluorethane from computer keyboard cleaner. 

Melissa Keller, 18, of Pana died as a result of multiple injuries due to an automobile striking a fixed object.  She was a backseat passenger of the automobile as it struck a tree at a high rate of speed.  There was evidence of recent marijuana, alprazolam, and inhalation of difluoroethane from computer keyboard cleaner. 

 
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