Posted: Jan 20, 2013 11:34 AM
A University of Kentucky employee died in a car crash early Sunday morning.
The Scott County Coroner says Roger Daniels, 47, of Georgetown, died when the car he was riding in hit a guardrail along Interstate-75 in Scott County.
Georgetown Police say the crash happened in the northbound side of the interstate near the 123 mile marker just before 3 on Sunday morning.
Daniels was found "unconscious, unresponsive, and unrestrained" by a seatbelt, according to Georgetown Police Department Lt. Robert Swanigan.
Daniels was reportedly thrown into the vehicle windshield upon impact.
Daniels later died at a Georgetown hospital.
The driver of the vehicle, Frankie Lazarin, was arrested at the scene of the accident for driving under the influence.
Police say that the early evidence suggests Lazarin was both under the influence of alcohol, and speeding, at the time of the crash.
He could face further charges for the death of his friend.
The coroner says Daniels was originally from Monticello.
It's not clear what Daniels' occupation at UK was at this time, but officials say they do not believe he was a teacher.