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Pedestrian hit, killed by car on New Circle Road

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Posted at 6:49 AM, Jun 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-16 17:00:11-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a car Tuesday morning on New Circle Road.

The crash happened just before 1 a.m. on the outer loop of New Circle Road between Richmond Road and Woodhill Drive. The Fayette County Coroner's Office says 46-year-old Benjamin Hacker was the pedestrian who died.

Police said they have spoken to the driver, who remained on the scene, and no arrests have been made at this time.

The road was shut down for several hours but has since been reopened.

The Lexington Police Department is investigating the incident.