LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – The Fayette County Coroner has identified Sergio Villarados, 17, as the victim in a shooting and crash near Lexington Cemetery.
Officers told FOX 56 that a vehicle flipped on Price Road just before 9 p.m. Thursday.
FOX 56 has since learned that Villarados, who was found dead inside the car, died from a gunshot wound.
Police say another person inside the car, a 19-year-old woman, was also found shot, but has non-life-threatening injuries.
A coroner’s van was also at the scene Thursday night on the backside of the cemetery near the intersection of Price Road and Fairdale Drive.
Neighbors tell us they woke up to news that what happened outside their front doors is more than what they thought. One man said he didn’t know anyone had died, he thought it was a only a crash.
“I really didn’t know what happened. I’m sorry to hear about old buddy that lost his life, but it’s kind of like the world we live in. The neighborhood we live in,” said Kenny Minniefield. “It’s a sad incident, but things happen, and I pray for his family.”
Police are still investigating to piece together what happened, but say detectives believe the incident began a couple streets away in the area of the 700 block of Breathitt Avenue.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 tips app available at www.p3tips.com.