Lexington woman charged with murder in crash that killed child

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lexington woman accused of causing a crash that killed a 10-year-old girl is now facing a murder charge.

The Lexington Police Department says Sequoyah Collins was arrested on the upgraded charges Tuesday.

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Police say Collins was under the influence and driving at a high rate of speed when she hit a car at the intersection of Lansdowne and Tates Creek Road on July 5. Alexia Gomez Hernandez was in the car with two adults and three other children. Hernandez died. Two others were seriously injured.

Collins was originally charged with driving under the influence. In addition to the murder charge, she is also now charged with two counts of assault and two counts of wanton endangerment. Those charges are associated with the others who were injured in the crash.