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Man dies in crash following police chase

November 26, 2018

PARIS, Ky. (AP) — Police say a Kentucky man who crashed into a tree following a police chase has died.

Kentucky State Police said in a statement that 33-year-old Lucas Vanderpool died Sunday night at the scene of the crash. The statement said officers in Winchester had chased Vanderpool’s vehicle in response to a report of an armed robbery, but backed off before the crash due to the high speed of the pursuit.

Police said Winchester officers notified dispatchers in Paris that the vehicle was head toward the city. Authorities said the crashed vehicle was found a short time later near a curve in the roadway in Bourbon County.

The crash remains under investigation.

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