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Two people have life-threatening injuries after Lexington crash

Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 7:22 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Two people are seriously hurt after a crash involving multiple cars in Lexington.

Police say the three-vehicle crash happened Thursday morning on Versailles Road, near the Fayette-Woodford County line.

Police say witnesses saw one car driving erratically inbound when he side-swiped another car. The erratic driver then overcorrected and went into the outbound lanes where he hit another driver head-on.

An eyewitness wrote into our station and told us that he got out of his car and saw one driver pinned in his vehicle and covered in blood, but he was talking. He told us that a nurse and another driver checked on the other two involved.

Both drivers involved in the head-on crash were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The other driver was not injured.

The crash caused a significant backup in both the inbound and outbound lanes on Versailles Road for a few hours. The road has since reopened.

The eyewitness told us the first two cars were going well over the speed limit when that crash happened, but police have not confirmed whether speed, alcohol, or drugs might have contributed to this accident.

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