Crime

Driver is killed in crash on Palumbo Drive

The Fayette County Coroner's office identified the driver who was killed in a Friday-morning crash on Palumbo Drive as Charlie Gates, 38.

Gates died as a result of multiple blunt force trauma he suffered in the crash. He died at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

The crash happened in the 2500 block of Palumbo Drive when an eastbound vehicle drifted into the oncoming lane, grazed a tractor-trailer, spun and then collided head-on with a flatbed truck, Lexington police Sgt. Ann Welch said.

The other drivers were not seriously injured. The accident was reported at 8:15 a.m. Friday.

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