Ky. man charged with eluding police, deadly crash

Ky. man charged with eluding police, deadly crash

Ky. man charged with eluding police, deadly crash

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 5, 2013 at 12:46 PM

LOUISA, Ky. (AP) -- Police say a man trying to elude a state trooper caused a fatal crash in eastern Kentucky and is now facing charges including murder.
 
   A statement from Kentucky State Police says 34-year-old Joshua A. Fitzpatrick of Paintsville was charged Friday after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a motorcycle being operated by 40-year-old Johnny K. Maynard Jr. of Catlettsburg. Maynard was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
 
   Police say Trooper Devan Cleaver began chasing Fitzpatrick's vehicle in Louisa after taking a report of a car driving recklessly. The driver fled before losing control and crashing.
 
   Fitzpatrick is also charged with fleeing and evading police, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving on a suspended license.
 
   It was unclear whether Fitzpatrick has an attorney.

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