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Death of a Lexington child caused by DUI crash

From the Lexington Police Department -

Sequoyah Collins - Lexington PD

A Lexington woman has been charged in connection to a fatal wreck that occurred on Tates Creek Road early Friday morning July 5th. 24 year old Sequoyah Collins formerly of Bell County, is charged with Driving Under the Influence.

Around 3 a.m. Friday, July 5, Lexington Police officers were dispatched to a serious collision involving two vehicles at the intersection of Tates Creek Road and Lansdowne Drive.

Collins was driving outbound Tates Creek in a Lexus passenger car. The other vehicle was an Acura passenger car occupied by two adults and four children ranging in age from 9 to 12.

According to witnesses, Collins was driving at a high rate of speed.  She was seen running a red light, striking the other car that was attempting to turn left from Tates Creek onto Lansdowne. All six occupants of the Acura were transported to a hospital, and one of the children has died from their injuries. Collins was not seriously injured and was placed under arrest.

The police department’s Collision Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate. Additional charges are pending at this time.

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