KSP: Woman innocent victim in collision during police chase
PADUCAH, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two people were killed in a collision in McCracken County during a police chase, including the driver who was running from deputies, according to Kentucky State Police.
On Monday, August 2, 2021, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office contacted State Police to investigate a deadly collision at the intersection of U.S. Highway 60 and Cairo Road.
KSP says its initial investigation shows 27-year old Lamont X. Young, of De Soto, Illinois, was driving a 2015 Honda Civic and ran from a McCracken County Sheriff’s deputy who tried to pull Young over and arrest him.
State Police say as Young was driving west on Cairo Road to the intersection with U.S. 60, he didn’t stop at a traffic light and collided with a 2017 Ford Explorer. The driver of the SUV, 60-year old Deborah K. Burge, of Cunningham, Kentucky, died at the scene, according to the McCracken County coroner.
Investigators say Young was airlifted to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where he died from his injuries on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.
U.S. 60 near the six mile marker was closed for approximately three-and-a-half hours, according to KSP.
The deadly collision is being investigated by the Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team and the KSP Accident Reconstruction Team from Post 1.