LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Fayette County coroner reported Sunday morning that a teen was found dead near Newtown Pike in Lexington.
18-year-old Mykel Waide was found near the Residence Inn.
Police said this is being treated as a homicide investigation.
The Tates Creek basketball team tweeted that Waide was a former player of theirs who was supposed to start his first year in college at the University of Louisville tomorrow.
We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our very own Mykel Waide. He was more than an athlete, he was a son, brother & scholar, set to begin his first year at UofL on Monday. His family is in our prayers and we ask that our team be in all of yours. #AnchorDown pic.twitter.com/lWDuBiVbRb— TatesCreekBasketball (@TCBasketball_) August 16, 2020
Officers are redirecting traffic from the area.
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