Posted: Jan 20, 2010 7:25 AM
Updated: Jan 20, 2010 7:25 AM
A crash on New Circle Road left one person dead and three injured Tuesday night.
Police say the accident happened just before 11:30 p.m. on the inner loop of New Circle Road between Tates Creek and Chinoe. Investigators say Adam T. Leake, 24, was driving his car the wrong way around New Circle Road with his headlights off when he sideswiped a car driven by 32-year-old Kelley Medley and then crashed into gold Suzuki head-on.
Police say a 40-year-old Lexington woman driving the Suzuki was declared dead at the scene.
The impact caused the engine and transmission from Leake's Hyundai to fly into the outer loop where it was struck by a Honda driven by 24-year-old Chelsea Oliver.
Police say Leake suffered serious injuries and was taken to UK Hospital. Medely and Oliver suffered minor injuries. Oliver was also taken UK Hospital.
Officials have not released the name of the deceased woman, pending notification of her family.
The accident shut down traffic on New Circle Road in both directions for several hours while crews cleared the scene, but all lanes have been reopened.
Police say that they suspect Leake was under the influence of alcohol.