Wednesday 25th November 2020

A Lexington man was killed in a roll-over traffic crash Saturday afternoon.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the crash happened when a Kenworth semi-truck driven by 50-year-old Getachew Gelgelu, of Lenexa, Kansas overtook and struck the rear of the 2010 Land Rover, driven by 50-year-old William Lichius, of Lexington. Lichius’s vehicle traveled off the roadway, hit an embankment and overturned.

Lichius was transported to Centerpoint Hospital where he was pronounce deceased at 1:47 p.m.

The crash occurred just after 12:30 p.m. Saturday on Westbound I-70 at the 33.8 mile marker in Lafayette County.