Fayette County

Police: Alcohol involved in Lexington crash that sent six to hospital

Lexington police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that sent six people to the hospital Friday morning.

About 5:40 a.m., police were called to Harrodsburg Road near Cheryl Lane, where a Dodge truck and a Jeep Cherokee had collided, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.

The truck was turning left into the parking lot of Southside Technical Center when the Jeep apparently crashed into it.

The Jeep's driver and four passengers, all between 17 and 19 years old, were thought to have been drinking, Roberts said. The driver of the Jeep has been charged with driving under the influence. The five, plus the driver of the truck, were taken to the hospital.

Roberts said none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. No names have been released.

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