UPDATE: KSP identifies owner of truck involved in police chase

Photo courtesy: KSP

Update:  Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 10:30 p.m. EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say they have identified the owner of a pickup truck wanted in connection to a chase last week with Troopers.

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The owner’s name wasn’t released by KSP.

They say the investigation continues.


Original story below from September 9, 2020

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the driver of a pickup truck who led Troopers on a chase last week.

KSP says the truck appears to be a black 2017-2020 Ford F-250, four-door diesel STX or Lariat model with a black grill, black wheels and chrome door handles.

The truck also appears to have a low profile toolbox in the bed and may have a black “Friends of Coal” Kentucky license plate, according to State Police.

Investigators say the chase began on KY 1207 in Daviess County around 7:30 a.m. on September 3, 2020.

KSP says the driver of the pickup truck was speeding while heading south on KY 1207.  The chase continued south on KY 81 to Calhoun, where KSP called it off because of weather and heavy traffic.

State Police say the truck was last seen on KY 815, north of Calhoun in McLean County.

Anyone with information in the case or can identify the driver, contact KSP Post 16 at 270-826-3312.

People can also download the free KSP mobile phone app.  The app provides quick, direct access to KSP messaging, including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior.

The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can easily be downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.

*Note:  The photo of the suspect’s pickup truck is courtesy of KSP.


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