Icy Roads Cause Crashes, Man Killed on Overpass

It may look like just rain, but when it hit bridges and overpasses on Tuesday afternoon, they turned into skating rinks.

Driving conditions on those elevated surfaces became treacherous.

Tuesday afternoon, police were called out to at least 45 crashes in and around Lexington.

Crashes brought traffic to a standstill at both the northern and southern splits of I-75. At the southern split, a man was killed after his car hit a median on the I-75 bridge over I-64. Police said the 55 year old man from Ohio was looking at the damage to his vehicle, when he was hit and killed by an out of control SUV.

Second shift police officers were called in early in Lexington to help respond to the large number of crashes.

Road crews were also busy throughout the afternoon, trying to keep roads from freezing further.

Officials are urging people to stay off the roads if at all possible on Tuesday night because of dangerous driving conditions.

Check the link below for the latest information on road conditions in Lexington.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Owensville, Ohio on Dec 24, 2008 at 09:23 AM
    The Ohio man that died in this crash was the Police Chief for the town of Owensville. He will be greatly missed!
  • by Larry Location: Lexington on Dec 24, 2008 at 07:36 AM
    With all the rain this am, and stupid drivers are driving with out head lights on.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 24, 2008 at 06:53 AM
    man killed on overpass was from ohio was a police cheif in owensville ohio
  • by Alfred Location: Lexington on Dec 24, 2008 at 03:41 AM
    Why do people continue to drive faster than the conditions warrant? Ever notice is normally 4 wheel drive SUVs that have these accidents in inclement weather? The people driving them think they are invincible in these things. We don't get enough snow or ice for them to have enough experience to know what a 4 wheel drive CAN'T do and driving/stopping on ice is one of them. Stupid people caused this man to be killed. How pathetic!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 23, 2008 at 05:54 PM
    Funny, how when nothing happens the city throws tons of salt out but the temp has been in the single digits for 48 hrs what did they think was going to happen the rain was going to just dry up on the road, NO it created ice which caused horrible accidents at rush hour.
  • by David Location: Georgetown on Dec 23, 2008 at 05:04 PM
    As usual, where were the salt trucks? I cannot believe that time and time again the trucks get on the roads 3-4 hours after the event starts. Every forecast had freezing rain for today, someone dropped the ball.....again.
  • by Allen on Dec 23, 2008 at 04:11 PM
    I wonder why the city didn't pretreat the roads. It sounds like to me they dropped the ball again. TG has been calling for this for days.
  • by stacy Location: georgetown ky on Dec 23, 2008 at 02:57 PM
    becareful guys it looks nasty!!!

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