Coroner identifies man killed in Lexington crash Friday

May 27, 2011 

A Lexington man killed in car crash early Friday morning was identified by the coroner.

The man was Martin Perez Rodriguez, 21, died in the single-car crash on Hughes Lane near Russell Cave Road.

Lexington Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said the accident happened about 6:30 a.m. when the driver lost control of his vehicle, overcorrected and hit a tree.

He was trapped inside until firefighters extricated him.

The police and the coroner's office were still at the crash site at 9 a.m., and Roberts said they would be there for a while, causing a minor traffic problem.

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