HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56) — A police chase ended with a deadly collision on Friday.
Kentucky State Police said they were contacted around 3:08 a.m. to investigate a deadly collision in Hardin County.
The Elizabethtown Police Department requested Kentucky State Police assistance at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Valley View Drive in Vine Grove.
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KSP said the preliminary investigation revealed an Elizabethtown Police officer was attempting to stop a 2010 Ford Flex for speeding on North Dixie near Baptist Health Hardin, but when the Ford Flex didn’t stop, a pursuit began.
The chase continued on North Dixie before turning onto Joe Prather Parkway and ending at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Valley View Drive in Vine Grove after the driver lost control.
Police said the driver was a 15-year-old boy.
Jamari Whitfield, 20, of Radcliff, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner’s Office.
The juvenile was transported by Hardin County EMS to the University of Lousiville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He was later released and lodged in the Warren County Regional Juvenile Detention Center, where he was charged with murder.
The investigation is ongoing.