Lexington Auto Accident Claims the Life of 26-Year-Old FemalePosted on Jul 14, 2011
At around 6 p.m. Saturday night, Amber Fields was driving her PT Cruiser along I-75 when she blew a tire, which sent her car into a guardrail. The car then smashed into a rock wall and overturned multiple times before landing in an embankment. Fields died from blunt force trauma in this Lexington crash.
Police closed one lane of I-75 to investigate this fatal crash and to clear the roadway.
Witnesses told police they saw Fields slumped over her steering wheel and thought she may have fallen asleep. After police investigated this accident, they believe that Fields may have been suffering from symptoms of a medical condition, which could have contributed to the crash.
Police reported that the evidence they collected proves that Fields never steered the car after she hit the guardrail, which leads to the conclusion that Fields wasn't simply asleep. Someone who was asleep would typically wake up after impact, which is why Lexington police believe she had a medical emergency that rendered her unconscious.
Police searched the nearby crash site for a child because they saw an empty car seat in Fields' car, but her child was safe with her husband. Police are still investigating this deadly accident.
Sadly, there were more fatal accidents in Kentucky over the same weekend.
We are saddened to hear of these tragedies, and would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Amber Fields and everyone else affected by the deadly accidents of the weekend.