Dealership replaces car flipped by celebrating Kentucky fans
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A man’s car fell victim to celebrating University of Kentucky fans and has been replaced by a local dealership.
News outlets report Big M Superstore donated the 2005 Mazda 3 to 19-year-old Matt O’Hara, whose car was flipped Saturday. The Northern Kentucky University student was visiting friends in Lexington the night of the Wildcats’ 27-16 victory over the Florida Gators.
That win was the first against Florida in more than three decades and hundreds of fans poured into State Street to celebrate. No injuries were reported, but when O’Hara made his way back to his parking spot, he found some possessions strewn nearby. His car had been impounded.
Dealership owner Stephen Montgomery says he looked for a way to help as soon as he heard of O’Hara’s plight.
Lexington police are investigating.