Winchester man killed in Friday crash
Published 12:02 am Sunday, November 13, 2016
Police have charged a woman with driving under the influence and second-degree manslaughter for a crash that killed at Winchester man Friday.
Robert Hatler, 23, died at the scene of a crash at Athens Boonesboro road and Hays Boulevard in Lexington early Friday morning.
According to published reports, Hatler was driving a pickup truck around 12:30 a.m. Friday when 24-year-old Alexandra Rankin allegedly ran a red light. Her car struck Hatler’s truck in the side, causing it to overturn. Hatler was ejected and was pronounced dead by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.
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Rankin was arrested at the scene and charged. She has since been released on bond, according to news reports.
Hatler was a 2012 graduate of George Rogers Clark High School and was a catcher on the baseball team. He was also a graduate of the University of Kentucky and attended Transylvania University, according to his obituary.
A funeral mass is scheduled for Monday.