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Coroner Identifies Victim In I-75 Crash

Posted at 10:31 AM, Sep 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-21 17:52:19-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– One person is dead following a horrific accident on I-75 in Lexington.

It happened just before 11 p.m. Thursday night at the 112 milemarker in the southbound lanes.

Both north and southbound lanes were closed for several hours as crews worked to cleanup the scene.

Police say a semi was heading northbound when one of its wheels came off. That tire crossed over the median hitting a van traveling southbound.

The driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene.  The coroner has identified the man as Raleigh Downey, 58, as the victim.

The cause of death has been listed as multiple blunt force trauma.