Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck By Vehicle On New Circle Road

Posted at 1:55 AM, Jul 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-22 01:55:37-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A pedestrian hit by a vehicle late Saturday night on East New Circle Road has died.

The Fayette County Coroner’s Office said 56-year-old Jeffrey Shields was pronounced dead just after midnight at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Officials said Shields died of multiple blunt force trauma. The cause of death was ruled an accident.

Police say Shields was hit by a vehicle about 11:40 p.m. in the 400 block of East New Circle Road.

The roadway was closed until about 2:30 a.m. while a reconstruction unit worked the scene.

Police said they did not expect to file charges in relation to the accident.