Man arrested after police pursuit and fatal collision
CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. (WBKO) - On Sept. 16, a Kentucky State Police Post 5 trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling south on Interstate 71 near the 21-mile marker in Oldham County.
The vehicle failed to stop and continued traveling south on I-71 at a high rate of speed. During the pursuit, dispatch determined the vehicle was stolen.
The fleeing vehicle exited I-71 at Exit 14. The vehicle struck a white GMC SUV that was traveling north on KY 329.
The operator of the fleeing vehicle was taken into custody and identified as 23-year-old Tymetrius Walter of Louisville.
A juvenile passenger in the SUV sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision and died. The operator of the SUV was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Walter was charged with murder, wanton endangerment (1st degree), receiving stolen property over $10,000, assault (1st degree), and multiple traffic-related offenses.
He was transported to and lodged at the Oldham County Detention Center.
The investigation is ongoing.
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