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Horseman dies after being struck on Red Mile Road

A New Jersey man in his 50s was killed Thursday night when he was hit by a car on Red Mile Road in Lexington.

Ole Bach Nielsen, 57, of East Windsor, N.J., walked into the road about 10:40 p.m. and was hit by a westbound vehicle driven by a 19-year-old woman, Lt. David Biroschik said.

Nielsen died of multiple injuries at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, according to a news release from the Fayette County coroner's office.

There are no crosswalks in the area where the collision happened, Sgt. Ann Welch said.

The collision reconstruction unit investigated, and no charges were filed as of Friday morning, Welch said.

The Red Mile said in a news release that Nielsen participated in the horse industry for more than 20 years as a horse buyer, seller, and owner.

"Ole Bach was of Danish descent, lived in New Jersey, and visited Lexington annually for the Fall Trots and Annual Sale. It is our understanding that Ole Bach leaves behind a wife and three children. Red Mile will request a moment of silence prior to this (Friday) evening's race schedule. A memorial will be planned and the date will be announced next week," the release said.

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