Fayette County

No charges in high-speed crash in Lexington

The driver of a car that hit three parked cars and a LexPark pay station on Lexington's Main Street on Tuesday has not been charged in the accident, according to court documents.

A police department collision report says Ashley Muennich, 23, of Lexington, was driving a 2002 Lexus IS 300 in the right lane of East Main Street when she swerved right, sideswiping two Toyota sport utility vehicles and a Buick and hitting the pay station.

The vehicles, unoccupied, were parked in the 300 block of East Main Street. The LexPark station was in front of a Jimmy John's sandwich shop.

Muennich told officers that she swerved to avoid being hit by a vehicle to her left that drove into her lane.

"There was a lady that ran me off the road," Muennich said Friday. "She had road rage."

However, a Pike County sheriff's deputy who witnessed the accident told officers there was no vehicle to the left of Muennich when the crash occurred, the report said.

The deputy told Lexington Officer J.T. Clipson that Muennich's car looked to be traveling at least 60 mph, according to the report; Clipson listed the estimated travel speed as between 60 and 70 mph. The speed limit on the street is 35 mph.

Lt. Scott Blakely said Lexington officers will not typically issue citations for traffic accidents they did not witness.

Muennich was not suspected to have been drinking, the report says.

According to court records, Muennich has seven traffic charges in Lexington dating to 2006, including speeding, expired registration and driving without insurance. Most of the charges resulted in fines. Muennich paid nearly $500 for a 2008 DUI charge, court records show.

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