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Police suspect alcohol in crash that killed teen, injured two

WILMORE, Ky. (WKYT) - At least one person has died after a violent crash.

It happened just before 3:00 a.m. Tuesday, on Lexington Road in Wilmore.

Investigators say three people were inside the car when it crashed.

"We've got a vehicle that was north bound on Lexington Avenue, coming from Wilmore. They left the west side of the roadway, re-entered the roadway, over corrected, exited the east side of the roadway and collided with a tree," said Sgt. Daniel Schlernitzauer with the Jessamine County Sheriff's Office.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others were taken to the hospital. The extent of their injuries isn't clear.

The Jessamine County Coroner identified the victim as 18-year old Taylor Corman of Nicholasville. Corman is a graduate of East Jessamine High School. Coroner Michael Hughes say that Corman likely died of blunt force trauma. Tests for drugs and alcohol are being run. The coroner says that Corman was not wearing a seatbelt.

The two victims who survived the crash were identified as 19-year old Christopher Gumm and 18-year old Emilee Gosser, both of Nicholasville. They were taken to UK Hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries are not known.

Lexington Road was closed for a few hours, but opened back up just before six Tuesday morning.

The Jessamine county Sheriff's Office says both alcohol and speed are suspected factors in this accident.

Investigators will return to the scene of the crash at daybreak to further examine the crash scene.


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