EDMONSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police say an infant was killed when the car he was in crashed during a pursuit in Edmonson County.
Authorities said they found an active methamphetamine lab inside the wrecked car.
Police say the pursuit began in Barren County when a deputy tried to pull over a vehicle driven by James Settles, who police say was driving recklessly at the time.
The deputy says Settles sped away, but a short time later the officer found the vehicle wrecked just over the county line.
Four-month-old Lucas Settles was pronounced dead at the scene.
KSP says he was not in a child seat at the time of the crash.
James Settles and the child’s mother, Ruth Clemmons, were listed in critical condition at area hospitals.