A woman died and a man suffered life-threatening injuries after a crash on Athens-Boonesboro Road early Saturday.
Lexington police Lt. Jesse Harris said a passenger car was inbound on Athens-Boonesboro when it rear-ended a tractor-trailer that was turning onto Blue Sky Parkway at 1:53 a.m.
The passenger in the car, a woman who has not been publicly identified, died.
The driver, a man, was thrown out of the car and was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with injuries that were thought to be life-threatening, Harris said.
He said the police collision reconstruction unit is still investigating the cause of the crash.