Fayette County

Name released in fatal accident

The Fayette County Coroner's Office has released the name of the pedestrian who died after he was hit by a sport-utility vehicle Friday night.

José Medrano, 50, of Lexington was not using a crosswalk as he tried to cross Nicholasville Road at Burt Road, near the Zandale Shopping Center. Medrano was hit by a Buick Rendezvous driven by Melissa M. Venegas, 31, police said in a news release.

Venegas and a passenger were not injured. They were both wearing seat belts, the release said.

The accident occurred about 9:43 p.m. Friday. Medrano was pronounced dead from multiple blunt-force trauma at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center about an hour later.

Alcohol is not a suspected factor in the crash, police said. Venegas did not see the Medrano and will not face charges.

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