Lexington mother shares story one year after losing daughter to fentanyl overdose

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – A Lexington mother is sharing her story a little more than a year after losing her daughter to a fentanyl overdose.

On January 27, 2022, Laura New’s daughter Cara died from a fentanyl overdose—a tragic ending to an eight-year battle to save her daughter.

“It’s almost like there’s just no words,” said Laura. “I feel like I fought the battle with her, and I lost. But I couldn’t fix her. She had to fix herself.”

In 2021, a record number of Kentuckians died from an overdose. Numbers for 2022 haven’t been released yet, but Cara will be one of those statistics.

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