Sheriff: Frankfort Teen Crashes After Pursuit

Reported by: Mark Stitz
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 12/18/2013 6:33 pm
A Franklin County Deputy was filling out paperwork around 1:30 Wednesday morning along U.S. 127 when his radar indicated a car traveling at 101mph.

The deputy chased the car and began to catch up when the driver, 18-year-old Matthew Lynn of Frankfort, spun out when turning onto Steele Branch Road.

The deputy reports the suspect then quickly accelerated onto Old Owneton Road.

The deputy decided the chase was not safe and ended the pursuit.

Sheriff Pat Melton says the suspect continued and half a mile down the road, lost control, and hit a tree.

Lynn was flown to the UK Trauma Center and as of Wednesday evening, was in serious condition.

Sheriff Pat Melton suspects alcohol and speed to be contributing factors in the crash.

Melton also stated that Lynn's license was already suspended from a previous DUI.
Share
Most Popular
UK Criticized For Not Notifying High School Students Of Controversial Guest Speaker
Teachers, students and parents from duPont Manual High School said they were outraged that the University of Kentucky didn't tell them that the guest speaker at their awards ceremony was a controversial write-in U.S. Senate candidate with an anti-Semitic platform. Video Video
School bookkeeper charged with embezzling funds
A former bookkeeper at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Church and School in Louisville has been charged with embezzling $83,191 in funds from the parish by means of wire fraud.
iPhone Campers Evacuated, Mall Searched For Reported Armed Suspect
Lexington Police made campers for the newest iPhone leave their spots in line outside Fayette Mall Thursday night after reports of a man with a gun in the area. Video Video
Louisville woman loses state fair blue ribbon
The Louisville woman whose prize-winning recipe for buttermilk pie featured a store-bought crust has lost her blue ribbon.
Former Kentucky Republican Leader Dies
Former Kentucky gubernatorial press secretary and congressional aide Larry Van Hoose has died in Florida. He was 76.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.