SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — One person has died and another person is seriously injured after two vehicles were involved in a traffic collision Wednesday night.
Scott County Coroner John Goble has identified the deceased driver as Debra Keyser of Lexington, KY. Keyser was an employee of the Fayette County Schools System.
Her body will be transported to the Kentucky State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and then she will be transferred to Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office said the collision happened around 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23 on I-75 southbound near the 122-mile marker.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found one person dead. Another person was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with serious life-threatening injuries.
Keyser was operating a vehicle that left the roadway and struck a tree. The passenger in her vehicle remains in critical condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
The Scott County Sheriff/Georgetown Police Collision Reconstruction Unit arrived on scene to conduct the investigation. The preliminary investigation suggests it was a two-vehicle collision.