Fayette County

Five injured in crash; part of Newtown Pike closed

At least four vehicles were involved in a crash on Newtown Pike in Lexington Saturday afternoon.
At least four vehicles were involved in a crash on Newtown Pike in Lexington Saturday afternoon. kward1@herald-leader.com

Five people were taken to the hospital after a crash that left inbound Newtown Pike closed for around 5 hours on Saturday.

One of those taken to the hospital had life-threatening injuries, said Lexington police Lt. Paul Boyles.

He said alcohol might have been a factor, but no charges had been filed within a few hours of the crash.

The crash happened at about 12:45 p.m., when an outbound passenger car crossed the median and hit a small SUV, said police Lt. Andrew Daugherty. Other collisions ensued, including one that involved a tanker truck. Daugherty said the tanker was empty.

At least four vehicles were involved in the crash, which occurred on Newtown between Citation and Nandino boulevards.

Inbound Newtown Pike was shut down for several hours while the police collision reconstruction unit investigated.

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