Man dies, deputy injured after police chase ends in crash

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – An Auburn man has died and a sheriff’s deputy has been injured after a police chase ended in a crash in Bowling Green.

The Bowling Green Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1p3Yk9s ) the crashed happened Tuesday.

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Kentucky State Police say in a statement that the Warren County Sheriff’s Office notified them that a deputy tried to stop a motorcycle driven by 23-year-old Alexander Meador.

Chief Deputy Maj. Tommy Smith says the motorcycle was speeding and deputies couldn’t keep up.

KSP Post 3 spokesman B.J. Eaton says the pursuit continued until Meador collided at an intersection with a marked sheriff’s office SUV driven by Deputy Brian Wise.

Eaton says Meador was airlifted to a hospital, where he died. Wise was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

State police are investigating.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.bgdailynews.com

 

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