Man Hit By Semi After Police Chase

By: Mike Waterhouse Email
By: Mike Waterhouse Email

A man is in the hospital, another under arrest after a police chase in Carter County, Kentucky.

It started when Kentucky State Police say the driver of a stolen pickup truck, Lonnie Marcum, 25 of Vanceburg, took off when a trooper tried to pull him over for speeding on the AA Highway.

According to investigators, the pickup headed toward I-64 and hit another car that was stopped on the I-64 overpass at the Grayson interchange (exit 172), and the Marcum and a passenger, Carl Marcum, 18 of Louisa, both bailed out of the truck and started running away from the officers.

During the foot chase, police say Carl Marcum ran across I-64 and was hit by a semi-truck in the west bound lanes. He was taken by helicopter to Cabell Huntington Hospital and is reportedly in critical condition.

Lonnie Marcum was caught by troopers and has been taken to jail. He faces a long list of charges:
- Speeding
- DUI 1st offense
- No seatbelt
- Disregarding traffic control device
- No insurance
- No registration plate
- Wanton endangerment 1st degree (felony)
- Failure to signal
- Improper lane change
- Receiving stolen property (felony)
- Reckless driving
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Fleeing and evading 1st degree (felony)
- Fleeing and evading 2nd degree

Two women were in the car that was hit by Marcum. One was 22 weeks pregnant. She was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The west bound lanes of I-64 were being routed off the interstate and then back on at the Grayson exit, but the interstate is now back open.

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