Fayette County

3 taken to hospital after ‘serious,’ head-on crash in Lexington

Three people were sent to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with undisclosed injuries, police said, following a three-vehicle crash on Georgetown Road.

A portion of Georgetown Road between Kearney Road and Ironworks Pike was closed Wednesday following a “serious vehicle accident” about 12:50 p.m., according to police and Fayette County Emergency Management. The road was reopened about 4:25, according to police.

Three people were injured in the crash, and one woman had to be extricated from an SUV by firefighters, according to Sgt. Donnell Gordon..

Gordon said witnesses to the crash told police two vehicles were traveling in opposite directions, and one vehicle swerved into the other lane, leading to a head-on collision. It wasn’t immediately clear where the third car was before the accident.

Traffic backed up for more than a mile on two-lane Georgetown Road after the crash.

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Drivers were advised to use Interstate 75 to avoid Georgetown Road, according to the city’s Traffic Management Center.

A collision-reconstruction team was called to the crash to investigate, which is typical in particularly serious wrecks, Gordon said.

In August, two people died on the same stretch of Georgetown Road when a flat-bed trailer of a commercial vehicle detached and crashed into two cars.

Gordon said Georgetown Road can be difficult to drive because of the curves and hills and he emphasized that drivers should not risk being distracted by phones.