Police search for man after crash on Georgetown Road

kward1@herald-leader.comJanuary 14, 2014 

Police are looking for a man who fled the scene of a fatal crash on Georgetown Road Tuesday night.

Georgetown Road is likely to be shut down until 6 or 7 a.m. Wednesday between Spurr Road and Ironworks Pike while police investigate, said Lexington police Lt. Chris Young.

Coroner Gary Ginn said the man who died at the scene of the head-on collision had not been identified as of about 11:30 p.m. He said he thought another person injured in the wreck was in surgery at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

Ginn said he believed the man who died and the person who were injured were both in the car that had been outbound on Georgetown Road.

Young said police were looking for a man who ran from the scene who was believed to have been in the car that was inbound on Georgetown when the wreck happened.

He asked anyone with information to call police.

The crash, which occurred on Georgetown just prior to the intersection with Kearney Lane, happened at about 9 p.m.

Police brought in a helicopter and dogs to try to find the man who fled. Police scanner traffic indicated that they searched the area around a rock quarry and the Legacy Trail looking for the man in the first hours after the wreck.

Young said officers from other jurisdictions, including the Kentucky State Police, were involved in the investigation.

Scanner traffic indicated that the man who fled was known to police and that he might be "in possession of a large amount of heroin."

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