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breaking news Fatal crash in Lexington neighborhood started with a passed out driver, police say

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A passed out driver regained consciousness, fled an officer, crashed with two other vehicles in a Lexington neighborhood and died, police said Wednesday.

The three-vehicle wreck occurred about 1:20 p.m. at Eastland Parkway’s intersection with Gayle Drive near Winchester Road.

One of the vehicles was very badly damaged. The coroner was on scene.

Police Sgt. Donnell Gordon said the driver, whose name hasn’t been released, was spotted on New Circle Road and appeared to be passed out. When an officer tried to get to the car, the driver fled.

The driver turned onto Gayle and ran the stop sign at Gayle and Eastland, Gordon said. The two other vehicles involved were driving opposite directions on Eastland Parkway before the crash.

One of the other drivers was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, Gordon said.



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