Crime

Corners of Maxwell, Woodland scene of 3 accidents within 33 hours

In a span of about 33 hours, three accidents at the same two corners of the East Maxwell Street and Woodland Avenue intersection in Lexington killed one driver, left a fire station rammed by a truck and a saw a car plowing through a shop’s glass windows.

The third crash occurred about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, and left a damaged car in the street between the two buildings hit in the previous two crashes. There were two vehicles involved and two people had minor injuries.

The fatality happened Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash that caused minor damage to the Lexington fire station at that corner.

A truck hit a car that was stopped at the light on East Maxwell Street at Woodland Avenue, according to WKYT. The car was pushed into Lexington Fire Station No. 5, causing minor damage. The crash occurred just before midnight.

The two people in the car were uninjured, but the driver of the truck died at the scene, according to the Fayette County Coroner’s office. The Fayette County coroner told WKYT that alcohol was suspected to have been a factor in the crash.

The driver of the truck was Jacob Wilson, 23, of Lexington. He died from blunt-force trauma, the coroner said.

About 6 p.m. Wednesday, in just 15 seconds, Victoria Fournier, 24, avoided becoming an accident victim after a car came crashing through her store.

Fournier was preparing to close the Shop Local Kentucky clothing store on Maxwell when a blue BMW crashed through the store. She had just walked behind the cash register when she heard “loud breaking.”

No one was injured in that accident, Lexington fire Capt. Adam Sorrell said.

The accident was caused after the BMW collided with a black Ford Mustang, said the driver of the Ford.

The building looked structurally sound, Sorrell said.

Fernando Alfonso III: 859-231-1324, @hlpublicsafety

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