A man was killed Thursday afternoon in a crash that left an SUV wrapped around a tree on Camelot Drive in Lexington.
The driver of the SUV, a 50-year-old man, died at the scene of the crash after being ejected out of the vehicle, Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn said. The man was driving south on Camelot Drive when his vehicle left the road around 3:20 p.m. and struck at least one mailbox and a light pole before landing on its side wrapped around an oak tree.
“He had to be traveling at a fairly high rate of speed, this is a lot of force that was involved in this, there’s a lot of different car parts that are all over the scene here,” Ginn said.
The man who was killed was identified as 50-year-old Gregory Woodford, according to the coroner’s office.
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It is unclear what caused the crash, but a standard toxicology tests will be performed, Ginn said. Nothing in the vehicle indicated drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash, he said.
“If this had happened about a half hour later, school children would be on this street ... It could have been a whole lot worse scene with a lot of children on the sidewalk after being dismissed by the school bus,” Ginn said.