Man charged in wreck that seriously injures two

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two people are seriously injured and a Lexington man is arrested following an accident Thursday morning.

Police say a Jeep cashed into a utility pole on West High Street at about 7 a.m. Thursday.

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The driver fled the scene and two passengers had to be cut out of the crumpled vehicle. They were taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

The driver, 24-year-old Israel Pacheco-Salinas, later was found and charged.