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Vehicle stolen with child inside, crashes on I-65

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 14:14:35-05

BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A vehicle was stolen with a child inside on Monday and crashed on I-65 in Bullitt County.

The vehicle was a silver Ford Escape and was reportedly stolen from the Kroger in Shepherdsville, according to the Shepherdsville Police Department spokesman Mike O'Donnell.

According to a press release, the child was 13-months-old. The driver was identified as Joshua Reynolds.

The press release also stated that an officer found the vehicle going northbound on I-65 near the 121 mile marker. The officer then tried to stop the vehicle, but Reynolds did not stop.

Officers chased the vehicle until Reynolds crashed on I-65 near the Outer Loop.

According to police, the child is not hurt and was checked at the scene by emergency crews.

Reynolds was taken to a hospital in the area and booked into the Bullitt County Jail.

The driver was arrested on charges of theft by unlawful taking, kidnapping, fleeing or evading police in the first degree, reckless driving, wanton endangerment in the first degree, no operations license and a DUI.