A man who fled after being involved in a minor collision in Bourbon County Saturday afternoon was sent to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with life-threatening injuries after crashing on Briar Hill Road in Fayette County.
The 26-year-old man from Mt. Sterling apparently clipped another car while trying to pass it in Bourbon County but did not stop, said Lt. Scott Blakely of the Lexington police. Police did not release the man's name.
The occupants of the car he had hit gave chase into Fayette County. At one point, Blakely said, both vehicles stopped, but then the man, who was driving a maroon Toyota Camry, took off again.
As he continued down Briar Hill Road, the man lost control as he crossed railroad tracks at a high rate of speed, police said. The car hit a utility pole and a tree, causing it to split in half at about 4:20 p.m.
Blakely said Kentucky State Police are investigating the collision that occurred in Bourbon County.