Just days after a fatal accident that killed his friend, and on the day of his release from the University of Kentucky Medical Center, a Pulaski County teen was arrested in connection with the accident.

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, Sean Segars, 16, was arrested by deputies from the sheriff’s department and officers from the University of Kentucky Police on Saturday after criminal charges were filed in connection with the death of Randall Berger, 17, of Old Columbia Road, Nancy, following the fatal vehicle crash on West Ky. 80 Wednesday.

The details of the criminal charges will not be released because Segars is a juvenile.

However, Segars was also served with a Pulaski District Court summons obtained by Lt. Philip Cross, charging him with traffic offenses including operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, first offense, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance.

The fatal accident occurred at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, approximately 4 miles west of Somerset.

Once sheriff’s units arrived on the scene, the investigation revealed that Segars, also of Old Columbia Road, Nancy, was operating a 1992 Cadillac westbound on West Ky. 80 when he lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway, striking several trees.

Segars and Berger, his passenger, were both treated at the scene and transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital by the Somerset Fire/EMS.

Berger was later pronounced dead at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Segars was later flown to the UK Medical Center for treatment.

Segars was lodged in the Adair County Regional Detention Center.

The investigation is continuing by the Pulaski Sheriff’s Department Accident Reconstruction Team.

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