Police Chase Ends In Serious Crash

A police chase ended dramatically early Friday morning in eastern Kentucky when a motorcycle crashed.

Police say the driver of that motorcycle, Christopher Pelfrey, 28, of Breathitt County is in critical condition.

Dispatchers tell 27 NEWSFIRST the chase started along the Mountain Parkway in Clark County.

Officers say the motorcycle was going 140 miles per hour when it went through Powell County.

The chase ended in a crash on Highway 11 North in Lee County when Kentucky State Police say Pelfrey crashed his bike into a guardrail.

Police say he was not wearing a helmet.

Pelfrey was flown to the University of Kentucky hospital.

Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement officers were involved in the pursuit.

AP Story

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - State police say a 27-year-old eastern Kentucky man who led officers on a high-speed, 40-mile chase has
died of injuries suffered when the motorcycle he was riding crashed.

Trooper Chris Lanham says Christopher Pelfrey of Jackson was ejected from the two-wheeler when it struck a guard rail as he was attempting to negotiate a sharp curve on Kentucky eleven in Lee County.

Pelfry died at the UK Medical Center. A Kentucky vehicle enforcement officer clocked the motorcycle at 140 miles per hour when it raced through Avon in Powell County.

Investigators say Pelfrey left the Western Kentucky Parkway in Clark County with officers in pursuit and sped through Powell County into Lee County.

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