Fayette County

Driver ejected from vehicle, killed in crash on New Circle Road

A man who was killed early Tuesday when he was ejected from his vehicle in a single-vehicle collision in Lexington.

The crash happened about 2 a.m. on New Circle Road near Versailles Road The driver of an SUV appeared to lose control while merging onto New Circle, police told LEX 18.

He was not wearing a seat belt, police told LEX 18.

James Black, 26, of Erlanger in xxx county, was the only occupant in the car, according to the coroner’s office. He died of blunt-force trauma to the head, the coroner said.

Fog and speed were possible factors in the crash, police told WKYT.

The coroner’s office is investigating the crash.

Mike Stunson: 859-231-1324, @mike_stunson