A 24-year-old woman has been charged with manslaughter and driving under the influence after a crash just after midnight Thursday that killed the driver of a pickup truck, according to Lexington police.
Robert Spencer Hatler, 23, died at the scene of the crash at the intersection of Athens-Boonesboro Road and Hays Boulevard, according to the Fayette County coroner’s office. The crash occurred about 12:35 a.m. Friday.
Alexandria Ray Rankin, 24, was arrested at the scene, according to Fayette County jail records. Rankin is accused of running a red light and driving into the path of Hatler’s pickup. The pickup flipped over in the road, and Hatler was thrown from the vehicle, police said.
Lexington police are investigating. The intersection was shut down hours later in both directions as collision-reconstruction investigators worked at the site. Outbound Richmond Road traffic was diverted to Old Richmond Road and inbound traffic on Athens-Boonesboro Road was diverted to Hays Boulevard, according to the city’s traffic management center. The lanes were reopened about 8 a.m.