Fayette County

Pregnant woman dies in Winchester Road collision; two sent to hospital

Inbound traffic on Winchester Road from Sir Barton Way has been blocked following a fatal collision Thursday morning.
Inbound traffic on Winchester Road from Sir Barton Way has been blocked following a fatal collision Thursday morning. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Traffic Cameras

A pregnant woman died and two more people were been taken to Lexington hospitals following a Thursday morning crash on Winchester Road.

According to Lexington police Lt. Chris Van Brackel, a Ford Crown Victoria driving outbound on Winchester crossed the center lane and collided with an Acura SUV driving inbound. The crash occurred about 10 a.m. Thursday on Winchester near the Patchen Wilkes neighborhood.

Kayla McCoy, 29, died of her injuries at 10:53 a.m. after being taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital emergency room, according to the Fayette County coroner’s office. She was a passenger in the Crown Victoria, Lexington police Sgt. Aaron Greenleaf said.

McCoy was 31 weeks pregnant, her sister Taylor McCoy said. Kayla McCoy had planned to name her daughter Paizley Summer Jo Turner.

“Kayla was a beautiful, strong woman who overcame a lot of hard times in her life; this is so unexpected,” Taylor McCoy said.

Kayla McCoy is survived by a 14-year-old son, Taylor McCoy said. Another daughter died a few years ago. A GoFundMe has been set up to help her family.

The driver in the Crown Victoria was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Acura was taken to Saint Joseph Hospital with minor injuries, according to Lexington police Lt. Chris Van Brackel said.

Inbound lanes of Winchester Road were shut down at Sir Barton Way and Patchen Wilkes Drive for several hours as the crash was investigated. The lanes reopened about 3:30 p.m., according to traffic management.

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