Coroner identifies man who died in crash that shut down Lexington road

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - One man is dead after a bad crash in Lexington.

It happened Thursday around 3 p.m. on Camelot Drive near the intersection with Lenney Drive.

The Fayette County coroner identified the victim as Gregory Woodford, 50.

The coroner said Woodford was driving south on Camelot Drive when he somehow left the road hitting a mailbox, light pole and then a tree.

We are told the impact threw the man from the vehicle. Woodford was pronounced dead at the scene.

"[He] had to have been traveling at a high rate of speed," said Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn. "This is a lot of force."

People who live in the area told WKYT people often speed on the road, which is a big concern with how many children play outside and get on and off the bus there.

"There are continuous ambulances here, horns being honked," said Candace Kendrick. "This is just a busy road of people flying by carelessly, aimlessly, not paying attention to what's surrounding them."

The coroner said a toxicology report will be done as part of standard procedure.

Police are still investigating what caused the crash.

The road was closed in the area for hours Thursday evening but is now back open.

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