KSP: Dead body found in vehicle involved in I-75 pursuit

1/19/23, 12:38 p.m.

Kentucky State Police has identified the woman found dead in the car as Rachel Carder, of Huntington, West Virginia. She was 53.

1/18/23, 10:23 p.m.

The man who allegedly took police on a multi-county pursuit has been identified as David Reed, of Florida.

Police say the 54-year-old is charged with the following:

  • Murder – domestic violence

  • Tampering with physical evidence

  • Abuse of a corpse

  • Fleeing or evading police – first degree

  • Criminal mischief – second degree

  • Wanton endangerment – second degree, police officer

  • Careless driving

  • Resisting arrest

  • No operator’s license

Foul play is suspected in the woman’s death.

1/18/23, 2:23 p.m.

A woman’s body was found inside a car in Laurel County after a multi-county pursuit Wednesday morning, Kentucky State Police say.

Around 10 a.m., KSP tried to pull a man over who they say was driving in “a careless manner” on I-75 in Madison County. The man driving pulled over, but once police were at his window, he allegedly fled.

The suspect, who has not been identified yet but is said by police to be from Florida, led them into a pursuit through Madison County into Rockcastle County and then ended in Laurel County when he hit a police cruiser.

After he was arrested, police searched his vehicle and found a woman’s dead body in the back, according to KSP.

Police say they don’t know the identity of the woman or the driver yet.

We have a crew heading to the scene.

This is a developing story. Stick with ABC 36 for updates


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