Two people were seriously injured and a Clinton County man arrested on Saturday evening, after a multiple vehicle accident that occurred on Bypass 90 at the Wal-Mart intersection.
The accident occurred after police said that Chancelor Britt, 25,
allegedly stole a 1995 Jeep Cherokee and drove from Clinton County to
Wayne County at a high rate of speed.
The local 911 dispatch center was notified just after 7 p.m.
Saturday that the vehicle had been reported stolen and was likely
traveling east on KY 90.
Deputy Ethan Jones stated in a citation that he was traveling west
on KY 90 when he observed the vehicle that matched the description
of the one being sought by Clinton County authorities.
In the citation, he stated that the vehicle was traveling 88 miles
per hour just west of the intersection at Belden.
Jones stated in the citation that he activated his lights and sirens
and turned to pursue the vehicle.
According to the citation, Britt's vehicle allegedly passed vehicles
in the non-passing zone near the Wayne County Detention Center.
The citation states that he also failed to stop at the red light in
front of Wal-Mart and collided with three vehicles.
According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Matt Parmley, who is
heading up the investigation into the collision, Britt had previously
ran the red light at the Belden intersection, prior to disregarding
the light at the Wal-Mart intersection. He estimated that Britt was
traveling between 80 and 100 miles per hour at the time of the crash.
Parmley said Britt's vehicle initially struck a silver Mustang,
which was traveling through the intersection and onto Barnes Drive.
The vehicle was driven by MaKayla Boyatt and was also occupied by
Britt's vehicle then continued through the intersection and struck a
2008 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Jason Cook. Cook was traveling east
on KY 90 and had just entered the intersection when his vehicle was
The Cook vehicle then traveled across the median and struck a 2007
Chrysler 300, operated by Alexis Phillips.
Cook and a passenger in his vehicle, Corey Adkins, 17, were both
seriously injured in the crash. They were both transported to the
University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Phillips was treated for her injuries and released.
Jones stated that Britt fled from the vehicle on foot. Deputy Derek
Dennis and Deputy Jerry Coffey apprehended Britt, according to the
citation. He allegedly told the deputies that he had been drinking
alcohol and had taken methamphetamine two days prior to the accident.
Britt, 25, was taken to the Wayne County Hospital for treatment of
his injuries. He was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor
vehicle, wanton endangerment first degree, wanton endangerment first
degree-police officer, speeding, reckless driving, disregarding
traffic control device, fleeing or evading police first degree (motor
vehicle), fleeing or evading police first degree (on foot), assault
first degree, resisting arrest, operating a motor vehicle under the
influence of alcohol/drugs and no operators license. Britt was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.