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UPDATE: Lexington man dies in crash

A Lexington man died late Thursday after a car accident in Nicholasville.

Johnny H. Lawson, 58, was in an accident at Nicholasville Road and Brannon Crossing a little after 7:30 p.m. Thursday. He was taken to University of Kentucky Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:15 p.m., according to the Fayette County Coroner's Office.

Lawson died of multiple blunt-force trauma, according to the coroner's office.

Nicholasville police said Lawson's vehicle veered out of a northbound lane and across three lanes when it collided head-on with a southbound vehicle driven by Jeffrey W. Lawson, who is not related to Johnny Lawson, police said.

Jeffrey Lawson was treated for minor injuries and released from a Lexington hospital.

Southbound U.S. 27 was closed for about three hours, police said.

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