Pick-up Truck Slams Through Fence, Killing Driver

It took Lexington Police a while to actually find the scene of a deadly crash this morning.

It happened on Winchester Road near the intersection of Bahama Road.
Police say a pick-up truck went off the road, through a fence, and into a creek.

The coroner says 21-year old Robert Templeton died in the crash from blunt force trauma to the head. Police say he was not wearing a seat belt.

The passenger called family members to let them know what happened. The family members contacted Lexington Police, but couldn't give police an exact location. Police found the scene just before five this morning.

The passenger was transported to the hospital.

Police think alcohol could be a factor in the crash.


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  • by allison Location: richmond on May 3, 2007 at 12:13 PM
    I just want to say that Rob was a good friend of mine and he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers will forever be with his family.
  • by Hyatt Lexington Location: Lexington on May 2, 2007 at 07:05 PM
    Robert was a fellow employee at the Hyatt Regency. He will be greatly missed by everyone here. Our hearts go out to his family.
  • by Shannon Location: Lexington on May 2, 2007 at 03:56 PM
    He was a well known and very liked and loved individual , please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
  • by Alex Location: Lexington on May 2, 2007 at 02:49 PM
    Rob was my friend we played basketball 4 some time and the passenger was george my nephew hes all right just cuts and bruses he will be missed and all i could say to rop is RIP
  • by mel Location: lex on May 2, 2007 at 01:20 PM
    I was involved in a serious wreck a few years back and although I was completely sober, I was so disoriented that I didn't know where I was and didn't even realize my airborne car had landed on the hood of a truck at one point! They might have been drunk, but even if they weren't, the passenger might have been shook up to the point of not being able to identify his whereabouts.
  • by Sarah Location: Lexington on May 2, 2007 at 12:18 PM
    The Driver was a graduate of Bryan Station High School. I went to school with him. He will be missed greatly. All of the students are moring his death.
  • by Randy Location: Winchester on May 2, 2007 at 08:56 AM
    I passed this crash this morning. I did not see any ambulance or ems amongst the police, so i thought it was non injury. Thoughts and prayers go out for the families involved
  • by Anita Location: Winchester on May 2, 2007 at 08:04 AM
    It's really sad that you're so intoxicated that you don't know where you are. My heart goes out to the families involved.

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