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Driver pinned by trucks dies

An Urban County Government employee was killed Monday morning when a box truck failed to stop for traffic that was stacked up at a red light on inbound Newtown Pike just past Sugar Maple Lane.

Jimmy Alvin Caudill, 58, of Paris, died at the scene of multiple blunt-force trauma, according to the coroner's office.

At 6:30 a.m., the box truck hit Caudill's blue Buick, which was stopped behind a tractor-trailer at a red light, Lexington police Lt. Fred Lisanby said. The Buick was pinned between the two trucks.

The box-truck driver had a minor head injury, Lexington police Lt. Douglas Pape said. The other driver was uninjured.

"We don't know why the truck didn't stop, whether it was a brake failure or the driver's inattention," Pape said. "It doesn't appear there was any braking prior to the actual impact."

Caudill worked for the city for 12 years, city spokeswoman Susan Straub said. He worked in the building and fleet maintenance division.

Police diverted traffic from inbound Newtown Pike to Aristides Boulevard and onto Georgetown Road.

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