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Lexington Man Killed in a Collision on US 27 in Garrard County

Date of News Release: 12/26/2012

(Lancaster, KY) -- On Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 10:22 am EST the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted about a serious injury accident that occurred on US 27 in northern Garrard County.

Initial investigation revealed a head on collision occurred when a 1987 Toyota Corolla station wagon, operated by Jason Grizzell, 33 years old of Lexington, KY, was traveling north on US 27 when it crossed the center line striking a 2007 Mercedes SUV headed south, operated by Islam Ali, 31 years old of Nicholasville, KY.

Jason Grizzell was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Garrard County Coroner, Darrell Hodge.

Islam Ali was transported to the University of Kentucky hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Trooper First Class Eric Traylor is the investigating officer and was assisted at the scene by Trooper Frank Thornberry, the Camp Dick Fire Department and Garrard County EMS.

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