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One killed in crash on busy road

A deadly crash happened just after 4:00pm Thursday on Man O'War in Lexington. Police are asking drivers to avoid the area while they work the scene.

The crash happened at Man O'War and Osbourn Way, between Tates Creek Road and Nicholasville Road. Lexington Police had that section of Man O'War closed for hours. They say the light will be out of commission into the night.

Police have identified the driver as 20 year-old Shannon Young. Witnesses tell police Young was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic before she struck a utility pole.

The Fayette County Coroner says she likely died instantly from the impact.

Friends say Young was an outgoing and friendly person who worked with mentally challeged adults. She lived in Nicholasville, was engaged, and grew up in Lexington.

No funeral arrangements have been announced.

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