The passenger who was killed Tuesday in a high-speed crash on Tates Creek Road has been identified as Daniel Ethan Stamper, 19, according to the Fayette County coroner's office.
Stamper was riding in a Mitsubishi that collided with other vehicles. He died at the scene of multiple blunt-force injuries about 7 a.m., according to Coroner Gary Ginn.
The Mitsubishi driver and one other driver were taken to a hospital, Ginn said.
The crash snarled rush-hour traffic on Tates Creek, Ginn said. Tates Creek was closed at Laredo Drive for several hours as officers investigated the crash.
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The Mitsubishi was traveling outbound at high speed when it swerved to avoid a Chevrolet pickup turning from Parliament Way to inbound Tates Creek, Ginn said. The Mitsubishi clipped an inbound Mercedes-Benz and then was T-boned by an inbound Chrysler.
Standard toxicology tests will be completed, Ginn said, but he saw no apparent signs of alcohol or drug use.
Stamper was not wearing a seat belt.
Ginn said it appeared that Stamper was on his way to work, adding that he apparently was "a pretty hard worker."
High speed appeared to have contributed to the crash, Ginn said.