Coroner identifies man who died in crash that shut down Lexington road

Coroner identifies man who died in crash that shut down Lexington road
Man killed in serious single-vehicle crash in Lexington
The coroner said Woodford was driving south on Camelot Drive when he somehow left the road hitting a mailbox, light pole and then a tree.

“[He] had to have been traveling at a high rate of speed,” said Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn. “This is a lot of force.”

People who live in the area told WKYT people often speed on the road, which is a big concern with how many children play outside and get on and off the bus there.

“There are continuous ambulances here, horns being honked,” said Candace Kendrick. “This is just a busy road of people flying by carelessly, aimlessly, not paying attention to whats surrounding them.”

Route 3 – Tates Creek is detouring Inbound and Outbound for an estimated 4-5 hours (until 8 or 9 pm) on 11.08.18Outbound – From Camelot Dr, Right on Lenny Dr, Right on Camelot Dr. Inbound – From Camelot Dr, Left on Lenny Dr, Left Camelot Dr. Thanks for your patience! pic.twitter.com/O1iohauAn3

A man was killed Thursday afternoon in a crash that left an SUV wrapped around a tree on Camelot Drive in Lexington.

The driver of the SUV, a 50-year-old man, died at the scene of the crash after being ejected out of the vehicle, Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn said. The man was driving south on Camelot Drive when his vehicle left the road around 3:20 p.m. and struck at least one mailbox and a light pole before landing on its side wrapped around an oak tree.

He had to be traveling at a fairly high rate of speed, this is a lot of force that was involved in this, theres a lot of different car parts that are all over the scene here, Ginn said.

The man who was killed was identified as 50-year-old Gregory Woodford, according to the coroners office.

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It is unclear what caused the crash, but a standard toxicology tests will be performed, Ginn said. Nothing in the vehicle indicated drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash, he said.

If this had happened about a half hour later, school children would be on this street … It could have been a whole lot worse scene with a lot of children on the sidewalk after being dismissed by the school bus, Ginn said.

Coroner Gary Ginn is at the scene of a collision in the 3700 block of Camelot Drive where a SUV is wrapped around a tree. @LexKYFire and @LexKYFire are also on the scene. @heraldleader @HLpublicsafety pic.twitter.com/TFPPI2XnM4


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