Police chase through Laurel County ends in fiery crash

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LAUREL Co., Ky. (WKYT) - One man is in jail after a chase in Laurel County ended in a fiery crash.

Car catches fire following a chase in Laurel County

Officials say they were on the lookout for 18-year-old Mickey Grubb in connection to a car theft investigation. That's when authorities say they saw him speeding through the intersection of Hopkins Cemetery Road and McClure Bridge Road on Thursday, nearly hitting a state trooper.

Deputies say they pursued Grubb for miles, before he lost control of his vehicle on Barron Road, crashing into an embankment and sending his vehicle up in flames.

Grubb then reportedly attempted to run off but was captured after a brief foot chase.

According to deputies, there were a few close calls with pedestrians in the vehicle pursuit, but fortunately, no one was injured.

"It's a really scary situation when someone drives like that and they won't stop for the emergency equipment," says Deputy Gilbert Acciardo.
"During the pursuit, he practically hit two pedestrians that were walking along the roadway too, so it was a really scary situation. We really had a good outcome because we got the suspect into custody safely"

Grubb is facing over a dozen charges including fleeing and evading police and wanton endangerment.

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