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POLICE: road rage, alcohol may have been factors in fatal crash

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Police say 29-year-old Marcus A. Slone of Brandenburg was killed when he tried to outrun officers early on Aug. 2. Police say 29-year-old Marcus A. Slone of Brandenburg was killed when he tried to outrun officers early on Aug. 2.
Shelby County Deputies and Kentucky State Police took part in the pursuit that reached speeds of 100 miles per hour. Shelby County Deputies and Kentucky State Police took part in the pursuit that reached speeds of 100 miles per hour.
Marcus Sloan was pronounced dead at the scene. Marcus Sloan was pronounced dead at the scene.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Brandenburg man was killed after a high-speed pursuit in Shelby County. Police have identified the victim as 29-year-old Marcus A. Slone.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Department received a report of a reckless driver in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 around 3:45 Friday morning. Officers were also advised that road rage may have been involved.

When a Sheriff's Deputy caught up with the red Chevy Blazer to make a traffic stop, the driver accelerated and refused to pull over. Kentucky State Police joined the pursuit, which at one point reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.

Police say Slone exited the interstate at Taylorsville Road, where the pursuit continued. Slone turned right onto Fisherville Road, but apparently lost control at the intersection of Fisherville Road and Clark Station Road. The SUV flipped before coming to rest in a ditch.

"It's a very curvy road," said Kentucky State Police Trooper Kendra Wilson.  "The conditions are not set for that high speed."

"I drive this road every day," said Gail Bush, who lives nearby.  "And to be going 80, it is just really, really just taking your life into your own hands."

The Shelby County Coroner says Slone was ejected from the Blazer. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Family members have been notified.

Officials say they believe alcohol played a factor in the incident.

An autopsy was set for Friday.

The speed limit on Fisherville Road is 40 miles an hour, and police estimate that Slone was going at least 80 when he lost control.

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