Accident Shuts Down Section of Winchester Road

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Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 6/25/2012 1:59 am
A violent car crash in Lexington shut down a portion of Winchester Road Sunday night for several hours, damaged a building and sent four people to the hospital.

Lexington Police said the accident happened on Winchester Road at Owens Street around 6:45 p.m.

A release from the Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) of the Lexington Police Department said a Buick Park Avenue was traveling west on Winchester Road at a high rate of speed.

The report said the driver lost control and crossed into the eastbound lanes, colliding with a Chrysler Concorde.

The report said the collision caused the Buick to hit a building, flip over and come to rest on its roof.

An ABC 36 News crew at the scene reported that the Buick smashed a business window and damaged a wall of the Lexington Design Center building.  

Lexington Police said the female passenger in the Buick suffered life-threatening injuries.  Her name has not been released. 

Investigators said the man driving the Buick, Billy Raines, of Lexington, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The Collision Reconstruction Unit report said Raines was suspected of driving impaired.

The CRU report said there were four people in the Chrysler. 

Investigators said the driver, David Washington, of Paris, and one of his passengers, whose name was not released, were taken to the hospital.

The report said Washington was not suspected of being impaired.

The report said the victims in both cars were wearing seat belts.

The accident remains under investigation by the CRU.        
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