Not guilty plea from woman charged with murder in fatal Lexington crash

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A woman accused of driving drunk and hitting a car, killing a child, pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday.

Sequoyah Collins was originally charged with driving under the influence following the crash on July 5. On Tuesday, the charge was upgraded to murder, wanton endangerment and assault.

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According to investigators, Collins was driving around 85 mph and ran a red light at the intersection of Tates Creek Road and Lansdowne Drive, hitting a car with six people inside.

One of the passengers in the car, 10-year-old Alexia Gomez Hernandez, was killed. Two other children in the car suffered serious injuries.

According to her arrest citation, Collins had a blood alcohol level of .211.

On Wednesday, a judge upheld Collins’ $500,000 full cash bond.

Collins is due back in court on September 10.