Coroner releases name of pedestrian hit by vehicle on Richmond Road

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – The name of the man who died after he was hit by a vehicle in Lexington has been released.

The coroner’s office says the victim has been identified as 32-year-old Christopher Knecht.

The crash happened around 9:15 p.m Wednesday night on Richmond Rd. at Fontaine.

Police say Knecht was crossing the road at a dark spot and was hit by a vehicle. They say the driver couldn’t stop in time and the weather could’ve been a factor.

The coroner’s office says Knecht was taken to UK Medical Center where he later died.

The crash is under investigation.

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