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Police: 2 Teens Killed When Pursuit Ends In Crash In Hardin Co.

Posted at 2:00 PM, Oct 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-21 14:00:34-04

HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two teenagers were killed and two juveniles were seriously injured Saturday night when a police pursuit ended in a crash in Radcliff, Kentucky State Police said.

KSP said the pursuit began in Meade County as police tried to stop a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado driven by 36-year-old Shawn Welsh of Marion, West Virginia.

Officials said police with the Meade County Sheriff’s Office and the Vine Grove and Radcliff police departments gave chase through Radcliff and Vine Grove.

According to KSP, Welsh crashed into 2000 Honda Accord at the intersection of U.S. Highway 31-W and Battle Training Road (Kentucky Highway 434).

Police said 18-year-old Jacob Barber of Elizabethtown, who was driving the Honda, and a 17-year-old juvenile passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other juvenile passengers were taken to Norton Children’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Welsh and his passenger, 36-year-old Laura Neville of Morgantown, West Virginia, were taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Both were later released into custody.

Welsh was released to the Meade County Sheriff’s Office. It was unclear what charges he will face.

KSP says Neville was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and also faces a fugitive warrant. She was being held in the Hardin County Detention Center.