Anderson Co. teen on life support days after police pursuit crash

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Courtesy: Anderson Co Schools Facebook

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WTVQ)- State Police say a young Anderson County woman is on life support after a crash that happened after a police pursuit.

It was previously reported Jill Hurst had died, but State Police now say they received the wrong information and Hurst is on life support until her organs can be donated.

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Anderson County Schools says Hurst is a recent graduate.

This past Friday, State Police said a high speed chase started in Mercer County and continued into Anderson County on U.S. 127 until the car crashed into another car at the U.S. 62 intersection.

We reported the female in the other car was in critical condition at the time. We now know that female was Hurst.

State Police were not involved in the pursuit.

Police arrested David Henderson for driving under the influence and evading police.

According to Henderson’s citation he tested positive for acid after the crash.

State Police say additional charges are pending now that Hurst has died.

Hurst had just graduated from Anderson County High School this year, according to the school district’s Facebook page.

The district says in its post, “She was a beautiful and talented young lady who was loved by many. We continue to keep her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult and sad time.”

Grief counselors are on staff at the high school for students and staff at this time.

There is a Go Fund Me account that claims to be raising money for Hurst’s family.

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