Stanton police officer taken to hospital after two-county chase ends in a crash

A Stanton police officer was taken to a hospital Wednesday after a crash that ended a two-county chase through Montgomery and Powell counties.

A Powell County dispatcher said the officer attempted to pull over a vehicle, but the driver didn’t stop, LEX18 reported.

The police cruiser hit the back of the car, and the driver ran into the nearby woods, according to WKYT.

A search for the driver was called off because the area was too rural and large, according to LEX18.