The suspect in a deadly DUI crash in Lexington on July 5 was court yesterday. Witnesses say 24-year old Sequoyah Collins was speeding and ran a red light on Tates Creek road before slamming into another vehicle. In that vehicle was 10-year old Alexia Gomez Hernandez. She died from her injuries. Five other people in that car were hurt and two children are still in the hospital.
In Fayette District Court Monday, a judge entered a not guilty plea on Collins’ behalf and appointed a public defender to her case. Collins admitted to police that she had had two drinks about an hour and a half before the accident. The police report notes that she smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and failed a field sobriety test. Collins refused to take a breath or blood alcohol test. Her driver’s license has been suspended and her next court date is set for July 16. More charges could be filed on that date.