Fayette County

One person reportedly dead in four-vehicle crash at Fayette-Scott county line

One person is dead following a major crash Tuesday morning on Leestown Road near the Scott-Fayette county line.

A driver of a Honda Civic attempted to pass a tractor-trailer and crashed head-on into an SUV at around 6:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Scott County Coroner John Goble. The tractor-trailer, SUV, Honda and a vehicle that swerved off the road were all involved in the collision.

The driver of the Honda, 28-year-old Ramos Martinez, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Scott County Coroner’s Office. Martinez is a native of Mexico City and will be taken back to Mexico for his burial, Goble said.

Martinez’ brother was the passenger in his vehicle and he was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition, according to Goble.

Outbound Leestown Road was shutdown by the University of Kentucky Golf Course at Browns Mill Road for more than six hours until shortly before 1 p.m.