Fayette County

Southbound I-75 shut down after crash leaves man with life-threatening injuries

Southbound Interstate 75 was shut down in Fayette County Saturday night, after a crash that left a man with life-threatening injuries.

Lexington police Lt. Nathaniel Muller said the crash happened at about 7:15 p.m. near Exit 113, when a pickup truck collided with two other vehicles.

The male driver of one of the vehicles was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The female driver of another vehicle also was taken to a hospital. The extent of her injuries was not known, Muller said.

Traffic was diverted off I-75 onto Newtown Pike while the police Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated. The road had reopened by 9:30 p.m.

Karla Ward is a native of Logan County who has worked as a reporter at the Herald-Leader for 18 years. She covers breaking news.