Kentucky

Police chase on U.S. 27 ends in crash that kills two

Two people have died after a crash in Somerset that involved a vehicle that was being chased by a police officer, according to Kentucky State Police.

A Science Hill police officer was reportedly pursuing a vehicle that then struck another vehicle Wednesday afternoon, Kentucky State Police Trooper Lloyd Cochran said. Two people were killed in the crash, but their names have not yet been released.

An officer with the Department of Homeland Security who was in no way involved in the pursuit is reportedly being treated after being injured in the crash, Cochran said. The Homeland Security officer was stopped at a red light when the crash occurred.

The crash occurred on U.S. 27 near the intersection with Bogle Street, according to Somerset police. A portion of the road was expected to be closed for an extended period of time while investigators reconstructed the crash.

This story will be updated as more details become available.

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