Three hurt in fiery crash in Lancaster

Published: Jul. 14, 2020 at 7:07 AM EDT
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LANCASTER, Ky. (WKYT) - The people were hurt in a crash in Garrard County Tuesday morning.

The crash happened on U.S. 27, or Lexington St., around 6:30 in Lancaster.

Police say a southbound car lost control and hit two cars driving northbound.

The car going southbound then caught on fire. The driver of that was taken to UK Medical Center to be treated for what police call critical injuries.

The drivers in the other two cars were taken to Ephraim McDowell in Danville. We do not know the extent of their injuries at this time.

Lancaster Police Chief Rodney Kidd says the car probably lost control due to speeding.

“If you’re exceeding the speed limit, it is likely you could lose control and go into the other lane and have an accident, which is what happened here,” Kidd said. “That’s why traffic enforcement in the City of Lancaster focuses on this road quite a bit.”

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Traffic was being diverted around the crash at Lexington Road and Lexington Street while crews worked the scene.

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