Posted: Dec 4, 2012 4:47 AM
Updated: Dec 4, 2012 7:20 AM
One person died and two suffered injuries in a single-vehicle crash in Jessamine County early Tuesday morning.
A 911 caller reported a vehicle off Lexington Road, near Drake Lane outside of Wilmore, around 2:15 a.m. Deputies say the SUV was heading north toward Lexington when it left the road, went airborne and slammed into a tree. Impact marks were visible nearly six feet up the trunk. The crash ejected one person from the vehicle. Rescue crews pulled a second passenger from the back seat. A third man inside the vehicle died.
The two survivors were taken to UK Hospital. Officials have not released any information on the extent of their injuries.
Deputies say speed was likely a factor in the accident, but it remains under investigation.
Lexington Road remains closed in the area as police investigate.