UPDATE: 20-year-old identified as victim in fatal car crash

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UPDATE: (5/7/21, 4:50 p.m.) – A 20-year-old Lexington man was killed early Friday when a car crashed into a utility pole on West High Street at Herlily Street leaving downtown Lexington.

Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn identified the victim as Ralph Hirwa, who was a passenger in the car. He died at the scene from blunt force trauma, according to Ginn.

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UPDATE: (5/7/21 8:30 A.M.) – A fatal crash Friday in Lexington happened after a driver slammed into a utility pole, according to police.

According to police, only one vehicle was involved in the crash. No word on if the vehicles occupants were wearing seatbelts.

A reconstruction unit remains on scene as police continue to investigate. The road remains closed to traffic.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – One man is dead and another man has life-threatening injuries after a car accident Friday morning in Lexington.

According to police, the accident occurred just before 3 a.m. on West High Street.

According to police, the man who died was ejected from his vehicle. The other man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is unknown. West High Street is closed at Jefferson Street as police investigate.