LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky State Police (KSP) has arrested a girl from Louisville after she allegedly led police on a multi-county chase that ended in a fiery crash on Brownsboro Road Wednesday morning.
KSP said this started when the young girl stole a silver BMW at gunpoint in Kenton County around 3:30 a.m. A white SUV also left the area with the stolen vehicle.
According to a news release, KSP dispatched a trooper to the location to try to find the BMW and also contacted Carroll County dispatch. Eventually, police said, a Carroll County deputy found the vehicle.
An alert was put out and a Carrollton police officer tried pulling the BMW over for speeding and no registration, but it sped away. A short time later, a KSP trooper spotted the car and chased it on I-71.
Officers said the chase continued until the girl driving the BMW hit a car sitting at a red stop light near the I-264 and US 42 intersection. The girl then lost control and hit another car causing one of the vehicles to catch fire.
Police said the drivers of both of these vehicles were taken to the hospital for medical treatment.
The ongoing pursuit investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 5, and an ongoing collision investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 4.
According to KSP and MetroSafe, Brownsboro Road at the WB off ramp from I-264 is now "clear." They said the roadway will be reopened, but it will take some to get traffic flowing again.
Authorities are still looking for that white SUV and the driver of that vehicle who was with the stolen BMW.
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