Police chase leaves one dead and two officers injured on I-65

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS/WTVQ) – One person is dead and two police officers injured after a chase on I-65.

Police tell our sister WHAS that officers were trying to stop a black Lexus SUV that was reported stolen.

While trying to stop the vehicle, police say the driver swerved toward two LMPD cars and caused them to crash.

Police say a short time later, another officer noticed the stolen SUV three miles from the original scene. After police tried to pull the SUV over, the driver lost control, leaving the road and hitting a utility pole before ending up in a ditch.

Both officers were taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries; LMPD says five suspects were involved, four of them, including the one that died, are juveniles.

The fifth suspect is 18 and still in critical condition at University Hospital.

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