One teenager went to the hospital and another is facing multiple charges after leading police on a high-speed chase in a minivan.
Corbin Police Lt. Coy Wilson, the department’s public affairs office, the incident began at approximately 2 a.m. on April 14 when Officer Robbie Hodge witnessed a Chrysler Pacifica run the stop sign at the intersection of Beatty Ave. and Master Street.
Hodge activated his lights and sirens in an attempt to make a traffic stop.
However, the minivan accelerated as it traveled west to Kentucky Ave. before turning up Gordon Hill.
The chase continued west on Ky. 312 reaching speeds of 100 mph.
As it approached the 312 bridge, Wilson said the driver lost control of the minivan and crashed.
“He turned it over,” Wilson said of the driver.
While the passenger was trapped inside the vehicle after suffering a broken leg, Wilson said the driver was able to flee on foot.
Hodge gave chase and took him into custody.
Hodge said the passenger was extricated from the vehicle.
Wilson said the driver and passenger are each 14 years old.
“The driver had taken his mom’s car and then got scared when the police got behind him,” Wilson said.
The driver was charged with second-degree assault, first-degree fleeing or evading police, second-degree fleeing or evading police, four counts of wanton endangerment and reckless driving.
The assault charge was because the passenger got hurt,” Wilson explained.
The passenger was taken to a Lexington hospital.
According to social media posts from a family member, the passenger had successful surgery and is recovering.
The driver will go before Judge Cathy Prewitt in juvenile court.