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Victim identified in Old Richmond Road crash


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - We are currently tracking a fatal crash in Lexington.

Police were on the scene of a motorcycle wreck that happened on Old Richmond Road near Damar Drive around 6:20 p.m. Friday.

Police believe speed may have played a role in the wreck. They say two men were riding motorcycles and headed east on Old Richmond Road, when they rounded a curve and one of the drivers lost control.

"There were witnesses about a half mile back who said they saw the subjects leaving from the area of Jacks Creek. Those witnesses stated that it appeared the motorcycles were traveling at a high rate of speed. Again, our accident re-constructionists will decide whether speed played a factor in the driver going off the road and striking the guard rail," explained Lt. Eddie Hart.

Police say the driver of that motorcycle died at UK Hospital from his injuries. The Fayette County coroner has identified him as 43-year-old Lee Williams of Lexington.

The other motorcyclist was not injured.

"We had one friend that was with the rider, who was riding next to him when this crash occurred. That person stayed with him until emergency responders could get here. He was then taken to UK Hospital," said Lt. Hart.


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