Coroner identifies man who died after being hit by car in Lexington

Man dead after being hit by car in Lexington
Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 7:56 AM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The name of the man who died after being hit by a car in Lexington has been released.

The coroner says the victim has been identified as 42-year-old Joshua Davis.

Police say the crash happened around 5:30 a.m. Thursday on Liberty Road between Ellison Court and Appletree Lane.

Investigators believe Davis was walking in the roadway when the car hit him.

Crews rushed Davis to the hospital, where he died.

The road was closed in both directions for several hours as a crash reconstruction team investigated.

People who live in the area told us they have petitioned their council members to do something about this stretch of road.

One man told us cars go way too fast, and it creates a dangerous situation, especially in the dark. He said he’d like to see the speed limit change from 35 to 25, more signage and a sidewalk.

Police say no one is expected to face charges.