Sep 3, 2012 11:11 AM
Lexington police say they are looking for witnesses to a single vehicle accident along New Circle Road early Monday morning.
Police say the Richard D. Thompson III lost control of the SUV he was driving along the inner loop near the Leestown Road exit around midnight. The vehicle went up an embankment and rolled over. Police say a female passenger was ejected and the SUV likely rolled over her. The woman was taken to UK Hospital. Police say she suffered life threatening injuries and was in critical condition.
Investigators say they suspect alcohol was a factor in the accident, but they have not filed any charges at this time. Toxicology results are pending.
Police say officers who first arrived on scene said there were bystanders who possibly witnessed the crash, but they left before officers could speak with them. Police ask anyone who stopped, witnessed, or has any additional information about the accident to contact the Lexington Division of Police at 859-258-3600.