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Man Killed, Deputy Injured In Chase, Crash

Posted at 10:27 AM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 11:27:40-05

An Auburn, Kentucky man has died and a sheriff's deputy has been injured after a police chase ended in a crash in Bowling Green.

The Bowling Green Daily News reported the crashed happened Tuesday.

Kentucky State Police said in a statement that the Warren County Sheriff's Office notified them that a deputy tried to stop a motorcycle driven by 23-year-old Alexander Meador.

Chief Deputy Major Tommy Smith said the motorcycle was speeding and deputies couldn't keep up.

KSP Post 3 spokesman B.J. Eaton said the pursuit continued until Meador collided at an intersection with a marked sheriff's office SUV driven by Deputy Brian Wise.

Eaton said Meador was airlifted to a hospital where he died. Wise was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

State police said they were investigating.