LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - After being closed for nearly six hours, Winchester Road, near Bahama Road, has reopened following a deadly crash.
The Fayette County coroner's office says 70-year-old Cora Kidd, of Lexington, was killed in the crash. Investigators say she died of multiple blunt force trauma.
Police say the crash, which happened around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, involved three vehicles. Two were heading toward Winchester when a third vehicle, a Chevy Blazer heading toward Lexington, crossed the center line and smashed into the other two. There are accident investigators on the scene, working to find out why the Blazer, driven by Michael Mundy, crossed the center line. A witness told police they saw the Blazer just before the accident.
"We do have one witness that has come forward and talked to us. They saw the Blazer coming inbound before the crash. If I understand correctly, this witness was in front of the Camry and saw the Blazer was already crossing over the center line, and that witness had to pull over a little bit to get out of the Blazer's way," said Lieutenant Chris Van Brackel of the Lexington Police.
Police tell WKYT Mundy and his passenger were taken to the hospital and are expected to be released this afternoon. Police said they told them they couldn't remember what happened in the moments leading up to the crash.
"Sometimes that could happen with something this violent. You've got a head injury and don't remember. Your brain is blocking that memory right now. We're going to continue to investigate and try to piece together what happened," said Lt. Van Brackel.
Police say everyone involved was wearing a seatbelt and the drivers of the Blazer and Camry have agreed to take toxicology tests. Police are looking for any other witnesses who may have seen the vehicles prior to the wreck.