Homeless man found dead under I-75 overpass in Lexington

Published: Feb. 14, 2020 at 9:08 AM EST
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Bitter cold temperatures may have played a role in a person's death Friday morning in Lexington.

Lexington police said someone called around 8 a.m. to report a man sleeping in the cold under the I-75 overpass on Winchester Rd.

The caller was concerned the man was not properly dressed for the cold weather.

Police responded and found a man unresponsive. Police notified the coroner.

The Fayette County Coroner identified the man as 59-year-old Jerry Johnson. The coroner says Johnson died due to hypothermia overnight.

This is at least the second time

Police say it's common for homeless people to set up camps in that area.