UPDATE: Second person in Scott County crash last week has died

Deputies called around 7 p.m. about a two vehicle crash

UPDATE POSTED 9 P.M. DEC. 28, 2021

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Another person has died in connection to a crash last week in Scott County on I-75.

According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Emma Keyser, the passenger in the vehicle who was critically injured and taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, died Tuesday afternoon from her injuries. The 21-year-old was in the vehicle with her mother, Debra Keyser, when the crash happened on I-75 near mile marker 122 on Dec. 22. Debra, a teacher in Lexington, died in the crash.

An investigation into the crash continues by the Georgetown-Scott County Collision Reconstruction Unit.
UPDATE POSTED 8:45 A.M. DEC. 23, 2021

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Scott County Coroner John Goble has identified the Lexington woman driver killed in a two-vehicle collision Wednesday night in Scott County.

Goble and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office said 62-year-old Debra Keyser, a veteran special education teacher at Wellington Elementary in Lexington, died in the accident. A passenger in her car remained in critical condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center Thursday morning.

According to the sheriff’s department, Keyser was driving a 2006 Toyota Solara southbound on I-75 near the 122 mile marker when it collided with a 2011 Ford Ranger driven by Donald Duharnell. Keyser’s Toyota left the west side of the interstate and hit a tree, according to the department.

Sgt. Devon Brinegar of the Georgetown Scott County accident reconstruction team continues to investigate.

An autopsy is expected to be performed Thursday by the Kentucky State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and then she will be transferred to Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington. for funeral arrangements, according to Goble.


SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – One person is dead and another seriously injured after a crash in Scott County late Wednesday evening.

According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called about a two vehicle crash around 7 p.m. on I-75 Southbound near the 122 mile marker. Deputies said they found one of the victims DEAD on scene and a second victim was taken to UK Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

No names of the individuals have been released.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office and Georgetown Police Collision Reconstruction Unit continue to investigate.

Two lanes of I-75 South are blocked and will remain closed for the next couple of hours.

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