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Teacher killed when car goes off road, crashes into tree in Scott County

On Behalf of | Sep 14, 2023 | Firm News

SCOTT COUNTY, KY – An elementary school teacher died after her car crashed in Scott County last week, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The victim was identified as Debra Keyser of Lexington, a special education teacher at Wellington Elementary School.  According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Keyser was driving on Interstate 75 south Wednesday night when the accident occurred at about 7 p.m.

Investigators said Keyser’s car went off the west side of the roadway and crashed into a tree. Keyser was pronounced dead at the scene, while a passenger in her car was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in critical condition.  A second car was also reportedly involved in the accident.  Two lanes of I-75 south were shut down while police and emergency crews worked the scene.

The Scott County Sheriff/Georgetown Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating the cause of the wreck.

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