Jackson County Man Killed In Crash Following Police Chase

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.


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  • by mel Location: lex on Jul 24, 2007 at 11:20 AM
    Yes, we should definitely stop all police pursuits immediately. Yay!! Now I can do anything I want as long as I can outrun the police for like 30 feet, then they've gotta stop and I can just wave to them from my car as I drive from the scene where I committed a crime! Eastern Kentucky has set us all free.
  • by Fat Pat Location: lex on Jul 24, 2007 at 08:02 AM
    blame the police. Hacker didn't make Wilson run. What if Wilson had ran over your kid and killed them? It was Wilson's decision and he made the wrong choice. Keith- I don't know what you're trying to say, it makes my head hurt. Stay in school.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 23, 2007 at 03:14 PM
    How many lost lives does KY State Police Trooper Starlin Hacker need to be involved in before someone takes notice and gets this maniac off of the roads and out of our law enforcement system... 1 dead from Hacker's Bullet in the unsuspecting victims' own home, 1 dead from his reckless egotistical pursuit of a speeding driver; inability to assess situation or G-- Complex.
  • by Tabby Location: Eastern, KY on Jul 22, 2007 at 06:34 PM
    I think it is a shame to end like that. Trooper Hacker should have had better judgement.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2007 at 05:40 PM
    is it really worth losing a life over a speeding ticket thats makes 2 lives mr. hacker can say he was around for someone to loose
  • by james Location: indiana on Jul 21, 2007 at 06:08 PM
    why was he chasing someone for a violation like that any way what if it was one of his kids
  • by keith Location: wolfe co on Jul 21, 2007 at 04:34 PM
    if the police would stop chase people and everytime the police get in chase and everyone end up dead cuz police cant leave people alone and if police wouldnt chasing people and no one wouldnt be dead

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