Five Sent to Hospital after Crash Involving Multiple Vehicles and Tanker Truck on Newtown Pike

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- All lanes are now open again after a bad crash in Lexington Saturday afternoon at Newtown Pike and Nandino Boulevard. Lexington police say a car heading out of town crossed the median and hit a SUV in the inbound lane. That crash caused several others, including one with a tanker truck. According to police, five people were taken to the hospital with one person in critical condition.

“This could have been a lot worse, not to downplay what’s going on with the one person. The good news is it was somewhat contained by the way that if the vehicle did go over the median, the median being high like it is probably slowed it down a little bit,” said Lieutenant Andrew Daugherty.

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Police say that tanker was empty so no hazardous materials spilled.

 

 

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Veronica Jean Seltzer joins ABC 36 as Anchor/Reporter. On most weekdays, you will see her reporting the news. VJ hails from a small horse farm outside New York City and most recently comes from South Bend, Indiana where she reported for the CBS and Fox affiliates. VJ holds a Master of Science in Journalism degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University. Her passion for journalism runs deep. It began as she studied graffiti as an ancient form of communication in Athens, Greece. While a student journalist in Morocco, she learned her most important journalistic lesson: good stories are about people. VJ loves life in and around Lexington. She feels most at home among horses and a diverse community of fascinating people. She enjoys reporting during the week and on the weekend she strives to bring her neighbors the news that matters most to them. VJ enjoys going to neighborhood events, exploring, horseback riding, skiing, sailing, and good movies. Look for her out and about in the community! VJ invites you to reach out to her with story ideas or just to say hello! Find her on Facebook at Veronica Jean Seltzer ABC 36, tweet her @VJS_ABC36, or email her at VSeltzer@wtvq.com. She looks forward to hearing from you!