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Lexington Auto Accident Leaves Man Dead

Posted on Feb 23, 2010
A Lexington auto accident on New Circle Road leaves one man dead after he loses control of his car and crashes into a tree. The incident took place at approximately 8:00 AM on Friday morning, February 20, 2010, between Georgetown Road and Leestown Road.

According to police, the driver of a Pontiac Firebird was passing another vehicle when he lost control of his car. The vehicle then slid sideways and crossed over the right lane of traffic and left the road. The Pontiac finally came to a stop after hitting an embankment and a tree.

The victim has been identified as Allen Borntraeger, 21, of Lexington.  Rescue crews transported Borntraeger to University of Kentucky Hospital where he was later pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the accident. According to police, he was not wearing a seat belt at the time the accident occurred. Fortunately, there were no other injuries reported as a result of the crash.

Morning commuter were inconvenienced for several hours as crews were required to shut-down a portion of New Circle road to clean-up the accident scene.

The Lexington car accident is still under investigation by local authorities.

This is a tragedy and our thoughts and condolences go out to Mr. Borntraeger’s family.

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