Two people have died from an automobile crash in Lexington, Kentucky. It has been reported that a Mercedes Benz was traveling a high rate of speed after the University of Kentucky Campus Police attempted to stop the vehicle. The auto accident happened on East High Street. As the car traveled at a high rate of speed, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver of the Mercedes was thrown from the car and died at the scene from those injures. Upon impact with the tree, the car burst into flames. The passenger of the car never made it out of the vehicle, and died in the fire and crash.
It is unknown at this time why the driver may have attempted to avoid the police. However, whatever the driver’s reasons for traveling so fast, it was negligent to do such and appears the cause of this tragic crash. The passenger’s Estate and family will have a Kentucky wrongful death claim against the driver and his insurance company.