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Couple killed in Nicholasville Road crash were going out to eat, daughter says

Jim and Rebecca Quinn.
Jim and Rebecca Quinn. Photos provided

A Lexington couple who died in a wreck on Nicholasville Road on Friday afternoon had just finished having their vehicle serviced when the crash occurred.

Kayla Quinn of Lawrenceburg said her father, James "Jim" Quinn, and her stepmother, Rebecca Quinn, had just had new tires put on their Kia and planned to go out to eat.

The Quinns were traveling toward Lexington on Nicholasville Road when an outbound truck crossed the center line and collided head-on with the Kia near the Fayette-Jessamine County line at 3:42 p.m., Lexington police said.

Rebecca Quinn, 43, who was driving, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jim Quinn, 46, was pronounced dead at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

Three others were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.

Lexington police did not release the name of the driver of the truck on Friday, and no further information was available Saturday.

Kayla Quinn said police had told her the investigation was open.

The Fayette County coroner's office said in a news release that the deaths are being investigated as accidental.

The Quinns, who lived in Lexington, had been married about 10 years, Kayla Quinn said.

"They were both very loving people," Kayla Quinn said. "They were each other's best friend."

She said Jim Quinn, a native of California, was a disabled Army veteran. Rebecca Quinn worked for years at the Jif plant in Lexington.

Kerr Brothers Funeral Home is handling arrangements, which are incomplete.

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