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Motorcyclist Crashes, Dies During Police Chase

Posted at 4:47 AM, Sep 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-13 11:01:22-04

POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A police chase ended with a deadly crash in Powell County on Wednesday.

It happened on Kentucky 11, less than a half mile east of Stanton.

Kentucky State Police say authorities from several agencies were pursuing a motorcycle, but the pursuit ended when the motorcycle crashed.

The driver, 32-year-old Byron Benson, of California, went off the roadway, hit a fence, and was ejected.

He was pronounced dead by the coroner.

The crash remains under investigation.