EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSTroopers Say Man Involved In Police Chase Crashes Into Motorcycle, Killing Rider
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Reported by: Mamie Buoy
Web Producer: Mamie Buoy
Reported: Oct. 5, 2013 1:38 PM EDT
Updated: Oct. 5, 2013 10:27 PM EDT
Louisa , Lawrence County , Kentucky
A man is behind bars and another is dead after a police chase ended in a deadly crash in Lawrence County, Kentucky.
Troopers say they tried to pull over 34-year-old Joshua Fitzpatrick on U.S. 23 for reckless driving around 6:30 p.m. Friday.
They say Fitzpatrick took off and turned down KY Route 644. Troopers say Fitzpatrick lost control of his car near B Street, crossed into the westbound lanes and hit a motorcycle.
The motorcycle rider, 40-year-old Johnny Maynard, was thrown from the bike. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.
Trooper say the car Fitzpatrick was driving had been reported stolen. He is charged with murder, fleeing police, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and driving on a suspended license.
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