Fayette County

Woman killed in Friday night crash identified

The Fayette County Coroner's Office has identified the person who died after a wreck Friday night on Leestown Road near the Leesway Drive intersection.

Julie Reeves, 32, of Morehead, was a passenger in a 1998 Ford Ranger going east on Leestown Road about 10:15 p.m. Friday, according to the coroner's office.

Reeves, who was not wearing a seat belt, died from blunt force trauma at the scene, officials said.

The driver of the pickup truck lost control and crossed the center line, hitting a UPS tractor-trailer head on, Lexington police said in a news release. The driver of the pickup truck was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

The driver of the UPS truck was not injured. Police said the UPS driver tried to brake but could not stop on the snowy road.

Northcutt & Son Funeral Home in Morehead is handling arrangements for Reeves.

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