Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

February 25, 2013

12:45 AFTERNOON UPDATE: Chase leads to crash

Staff report
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — A car chase that began in Glasgow early Sunday morning ended in a crash on South Fork Road south of town.

A Glasgow Police Officer observed a vehicle at the stop light at the intersection of U.S. 31E bypass and South Gate parking lot that had been reported as possibly having an intoxicated driver, according to a report from the Barren County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office had been contacted by dispatch to be on the look out for a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche driving south on U.S. 31E after the vehicle failed to stop for GPD.

BCSO Deputy Chris Wyatt was eventually notified the vehicle in question had crashed on South Fork Road, according to the report. When he arrived at the scene of the crash, the Avalanche was on its side in the front yard of a house at 3315 South Fork Road. The alleged driver of the vehicle and two passengers had fled the scene, while another alleged passenger had been detained by GPD officer Webb.

Webb explained the pursuit began when the Avalanche was seen burning tires while leaving the South Gate parking lot and going onto the bypass. The vehicle continued southward on U.S. 31E, then turned right onto South Fork Road. The vehicle was traveling too fast to negotiate a turn on South Fork Road and the driver lost control. The truck traveled off the left side of the road, slid sideways, overturned, then struck the house, a tree and a parked vehicle before stopping.

Glasgow police will be administering criminal charges, according to the BCSO report.