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Alcohol suspected in single-car crash in Lexington

Alcohol use is suspected in a fatal crash early Saturday in Lexington, police said.

The driver was traveling east on Montavesta Road in a 2008 Chevrolet Impala when the car missed a curve, ran off the road and hit a tree head-on, police said.

The driver, identified by the Fayette County Coroner's office as Mario Hill, 25, of Lexington, was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The coroner's report listed Hill's cause of death as multiple blunt-force trauma.

The wreck happened at the corner of Montavesta and Mount Drive near Chinoe Road in south Lexington.

A delivery driver came upon the wreck and called authorities. Police arrived at 2:47 a.m.

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