UPDATE: Man identified after car crash on West High Street Sunday morning


UPDATE POSTED JUNE 14, 2021 AT 12:36 P.M.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Fayette County Coroner’s Office has identified the male as 31-year-old Christopher Smith of Lexington. According to the coroner, Smith passed away at 2:26 A.M. from multiple blunt force injuries.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police says a man died in a crash overnight on West High Street.

According to police, it happened around 1:45 A.M.

The reconstruction unit came out and is investigating the crash into a pole.

It’s unclear what caused the crash at this time.

The Fayette County Coroner is expected to release the name of the driver once the family has been notified.

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