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Lexington woman indicted on murder charge in crash that killed girl, 10

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Posted at 11:45 AM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 15:32:03-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington woman accused of killing a 10-year-old girl in DUI crash in July has been indicted for murder and other charges.

Police say Sequoyah Collins, 25, was under the influence of alcohol and driving more than 80 mph when she ran a red light and hit another vehicle, according to witnesses.

The crash happened at the intersection of Tates Creek Road and Lansdowne Drive, where the posted speed limit is 45 MPH.

Alexia Gomez Hernandez, 10, died of injuries sustained in the crash. Alexia was one of the six people in the vehicle.

Police said that Collins' blood-alcohol content level four hours after the crash was .211. A blood test also confirmed that she had traces of cocaine in her system, police said.

Collins had told police that she had two alcoholic drinks 90 minutes before the crash.

Collins was charged with murder, two counts of first-degree assault, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

She was given a cash bail of $152,500.

Collins arraignment has been scheduled for Nov. 7 at noon.