A man was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash left his vehicle suspended on a tree near New Circle Road in Lexington on Monday night.
Police Lt. David Marcum said police were called to the outer loop of New Circle just past Versailles Road at 8:45 p.m.
He said a green minivan that had been traveling at a high rate of speed hit a Chrysler PT Cruiser, then went off the right-hand side of the road and landed in the tree. Based on witnesses' accounts, Marcum said police estimated the minivan had been going about 90 mph.
The PT Cruiser spun around an landed in the median. The driver of that vehicle was taken to the UK hospital with minor injuries.
The driver of the minivan had to be extricated. The minivan was leaking gas when police arrived, so emergency workers jacked up the vehicle, crawled under it, and removed the gas.
Police closed the outer loop of New Circle just after the crash and kept it closed until after 10 p.m.
Both drivers were adult men, but police would not further identify them. No passengers were in either vehicle.