Somerset — A man who led law enforcement on a Saturday night pursuit died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Kentucky State Police.
Sgt. Steve Walker of KSP said that on Saturday night, a Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement officer responded to a wreckless driving complaint in Somerset. He located the vehicle in question on Ky. 80, and attempted a traffic stop, but the driver refused to stop and a pursuit was initiated.
After traveling a short distance, the driver was involved in a non-injury collision with another vehicle at the intersection of Ringgold Road and the Cumberland Parkway, said Walker. The subject traveled another 200 yards approximately before pulling over.
A gunshot was fired by the subject, said Walker, who confirmed that the driver died of self-inflicted wounds. There was no one else in the car.
The identity of the individual was not released at the scene of the accident by KSP.
It is believed though that the individual is from Tennessee, based on info gathered at the scene.
The incident happened at close to 10 p.m. on Saturday.
Traffic was redirected at the intersection of Ringgold Road and the Cumberland Parkway for close to two hours.
Somerset Police, Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, the Pulaski County Coroner's Office, and a Kentucky public safety vehicle assisted at the scene.
The investigation is continuing by Kentucky State Police.