McKee, Ky - A 24-year old Jackson County man died early today when his pickup truck crashed and burst into flames following a police chase.
Kentucky State Police identified the victim as Ancel Wilson of McKee. Police say Wilson was spotted "leaving an intersection at a high rate of speed" on Kentucky 30 in the community of Bond. Trooper Starlin Hacker began pursuit of Wilson's vehicle which reportedly he was operating "at a high rate of speed in a reckless manner."
Police say Wilson refused to comply when Trooper Hacker turned on his blue lights signaling Wilson to pull over. Wilson then reportedly turned onto Asa Flats road, and Hacker turned on his siren. According to the police report, Wilson traveled about two-tenths of a mile before he apparently lost control of his vehicle, careened off the road and slammed into a tree. Wilson's vehicle burst into flames on impact.
Trooper Hacker called for assistance from a local fire department and the Jackson County E. M. S. Hacker also attempted to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher from his patrol car but was unsuccessful. The fire utlimately was doused by the fire department.
Jackson County Coroner Lonnie Hacker declared Wilson dead at the scene. The incident in under investigation.