Fatal crash resulting in one death and five injuries

Sequoyah Collins, 24, appeared in Fayette District Court where she faces a DUI charge after being at fault in an early morning crash that resulted in the death of 10 year old Alexia Gomez Hernandez and also injured 5 others.

Police say witnesses told officers Collins was speeding and ran a red light before hitting the other car that was attempting to turn left from Tates Creek Road onto Lansdowne Drive.

Collins’ arrest citation states she admitted to having two drinks approximately an hour and a half before the wreck. She had a strong odor of alcohol and also showed signs of being unsteady alongside slurred speech. the 24-year-old refused to take a breath or blood test.

The judge suspended her driver’s license as the case goes through the court process. Her next court date is set for July 16. Lexington police say Collins could face additional charges.