LPD: Car in fatal wreck was stolen


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Fayette County Coroner released the name of the victim that died in the Chinoe Road collision Friday morning.

According to the Fayette County Coroner the driver of the vehicle was 33-year-old Joseph Taylor Plavnick.

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Police say items were found inside the car that has giving them an idea of what Plavnick was doing just before he was in a fatal accident.

Lexington police say that Plavnick was in a stolen Acura when he went off Chinoe Road and hit a tree.

Police say officers were in the area and heard the crash.

The coroner says Plavnick died on impact and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses tell police he was speeding just before the wreck.

Officers say they found stolen items inside the car.

They are trying to figure out where the items came from.