A Lexington man who was riding with an intoxicated driver, also from Lexington, died in a crash on Interstate 64 in Shelby County on Saturday morning, according to the Shelby County sheriff's office.
A 2003 Mitsubishi hit a 1998 Oldsmobile that was stopped in the right emergency lane at mile marker 30 on eastbound I-64 at 4:46 a.m., the sheriff's office said.
The Mitsubishi came to a stop in the middle lane. Its driver, Rosendo Rodriguez-Fuentes, 23, of Lexington, got out, and with the help of another motorist tried to get his passenger, Luis Espinoza Carranza, 27, out of the Mitsubishi. A 2000 Ford then hit the Mitsubishi.
Carranza died at the scene.
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Rodriguez-Fuentes was taken to Univeristy of Louisville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He was then arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first-degree wanton endangerment, failure to maintain insurance and having no operator's license.
The driver of the Ford, Charles Cornell, 48, of Shelbyville, was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with non-life-threatening injuries.
The eastbound lanes of I-64 remained closed until 7:35 a.m.