Fayette County

Fiery crash on Liberty Road kills 1; woman critically injured

A man was killed in a fiery crash Thursday morning on Liberty Road, and a woman was critically injured.

Theodore Samuel Sharp, 43, died at the scene of the crash, according to the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.

A woman was critically injured and was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

The road was temporarily shut down between Fortune Drive and Star Shoot Parkway as police investigated the crash, which occurred about 7 a.m., police Lt. Andrew J. Daugherty said.

Coroner Gary Ginn said the vehicle appeared to have left the road, struck several locust trees, flipped and caught fire. The vehicle appeared to be a small sport-utility vehicle.

There was a report of someone driving recklessly in the area shortly before the crash, but it was not immediately clear whether that report and the crash were related.

It was initially reported that a passerby pulled the woman out of the burning vehicle, but police Lt. Jackie Newman said later Thursday that the woman had been ejected from the vehicle.

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