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Power outage blamed for serious crash

Lexington Police think a power outage may have caused a bad accident early Wednesday morning.

A semi and a car collided at the intersection of Newtown Pike and Citation Boulevard around 1:20 a.m.

Police say the car, an Oldsmobile sedan, drove into the path of a semi. Police say the driver of the semi tried to brake and steer away, but was not able to avoid the car.

A police officer witnessed the crash, which trapped two women in the car.

The fire department had to be called to get them out of the vehicle.

Police say the driver of the car, 25-year-old Eranid Perez, was taken to UK Hospital with minor injuries. Lexington Police cited her for not having a driver's license and for not having insurance.

A passenger in the car, 24-year-old Nayali Roberllo, was also taken to UK Hospital. Police say she's in critical condition.

The driver of the semi was not hurt.

A police reconstruction unit was called to investigate the crash. Part of Newtown Pike was closed for almost eight hours while crews continued their investigation.

The cause of the power outage, which took out power to the northern part of Fayette County for about an hour early Wednesday, is still being investigated.

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