Police chase ends with a crash

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

A police chase through several counties ends when police say the suspect crashed in Johnson County on Route 302.

The suspect and a passenger went to the hospital.

Glass is still on the side of Route 302 where police say a suspect crashed after a police chase through several counties.

“Exactly what happened is still under investigation,” Officer Jonathan Epperson said.

Investigators say a Johnson County Sheriff's Deputy was making a traffic stop on a driver suspected of DUI when they say the driver took off.

Sheriff Deputies and Paintsville city police officers chased the car through Johnson, Martin, and Floyd Counties.

Police say then the suspect crashed on Route 302 under the bridge by Route 3.

The suspect and another person in the car were airlifted to a hospital.

There's no word on the extent of the injuries.

Police say the suspects are not charged with anything right now, and investigators will not release their names until charges are filed.

Police Investigators spent Tuesday reconstructing the crash and investigating what led to the chase through three counties.

“We can't release a lot of information right now due to the ongoing investigation. More details will be available at a later time,” Epperson said.

Police say two Paintsville cruisers were damaged in the crash.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Department says charges are pending against the two suspects.

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