UK student killed in car accident Thursday night

By Morgan Eads | News Editor
meads@kykernel.com

A UK nursing student died in a car accident on Briar Hill Road late Thursday night.

Taylor Ann Davis, 22, was driving when she lost control of her truck and hit a utility pole and two trees, deputy coroner John McCarty said. She died from massive blunt force trauma.

The truck was traveling at a “high rate of speed” when Davis lost control in a curve, police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said. Davis was with another woman, also in her 20s, when the crash occurred, Roberts said.

The woman was taken to UK Chandler Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Lexington Fire Battalion Chief Mark Harvey said.

Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor, Roberts said.

UK junior Marie Hoffman met Davis three years ago during their freshman year. They both lived in Blanding Tower.

“If she walked into the room, everyone was attracted to her,” Hoffman, who was friends with Davis, said. “She had this huge smile and an outrageous laugh.”

“She loved to go on adventures,” Hoffman said, adding that Davis would drive to Tennessee on a whim.

According to Davis’ Facebook page, she was a barista at the UK Clinic Starbucks.

“She is really hard to describe because she was like an angel on Earth … and friends with everybody.”

Judah Taylor contributed reporting.