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20-year-old Lexington man dies in early Friday morning crash near Rupp Arena

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Posted at 6:14 AM, May 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-07 16:52:53-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man has died and another man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries following an early morning crash in Lexington near Rupp Arena.

Police were called to West High Street near the intersection of Madison Place around 2:45 a.m. Friday. This is between South Broadway and Oliver Lewis Way.

The Fayette County Coroner's Office has identified the man who died as 20-year-old Ralph Hirwa, of Lexington. The coroner says Hirwa was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

West High Street reopened at about 9 a.m. after being shut down for several hours.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.