Driver in deadly I-75 wrong-way crash was likely having medical emergency, police say
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police say the man who was killed after driving the wrong way on southbound I-75 was likely having a medical emergency.
The Fayette County Coroner said 84-year-old Thomas Mollencop died at the scene near mile marker 111.
The crash happened just after 9 p.m. Sunday evening close to the Bryan Station Road overpass. Police say Mollencop was driving north on the southbound side and hit another driver head-on.
A third car hit the first two.
Crews took an 18-year-old male from the second car to the hospital. We’re told they are in critical condition.
No one in the third car was hurt.
At this time, police say it is believed Mollencop was suffering from a medical emergency.
I-75 was shut down for hours while police investigated. It reopened around 1 a.m.
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