Alcohol probably factor in fatal crash

Lexington police suspect alcohol was a factor in a crash Sunday that killed a Lexington man and critically injured a former school board member.

Kenneth L. Carter Jr., 47, was driving a Ford truck south on Georgetown Road about 8:30 p.m. Sunday when he crossed the center line and hit three vehicles.

Carter was taken to University of Kentucky Hospital Sunday, where he died of his injuries.

Carter was not wearing a seat belt. Police said they suspect that Carter was using alcohol.

Carter first struck a northbound Toyota Highlander driven by Benjamin T. Sargent, 20, police said.

Carter continued south and hit a Hyundai Accent driven by Angelika E. Tedder, 63, that was also headed north, police said. That collision caused Shelby J. Bennett, 18, who was driving a Toyota Scion, to hit Carter's truck.

The drivers of the other vehicles, all from Georgetown, were treated for injuries. Tedder, who was a member of the Fayette School board from 2001 to 2004, was in critical condition at UK Hospital on Monday evening.