A man died Wednesday of injuries sustained during a series of collisions involving six vehicles Saturday near the Interstate 75-Interstate 64 split in Lexington.
Michael Calia, 56, of Canada, died at 9:25 p.m. Wednesday at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, according to the Fayette County coroner’s office.
The first crash occurred just before 11:40 a.m. Saturday after a driver of a northbound car came to a stop in the middle lane while trying to merge right to exit, Lexington police said. Three vehicles were initially able to avoid hitting the first car, but a Buick Lacrosse driven by Calia could not stop, police said.
Calia’s car created a chain-reaction collision with the other four cars, police said. No one was seriously injured in the first crash, and Calia got out of his car to check on the other motorists, police said.
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After Calia got back into his car it was struck by a Chevy Prizm, police said. Calia, his wife and the driver of the sixth car were taken to the UK hospital.
Investigators said they do not believe any of the drivers involved were impaired or traveling at an excessive speed, and no charges have been filed.