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Pursuit ends in head-on crash, police shooting in Anderson Co., Ky.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A pursuit ends with a police shooting, a traffic crash and two people hurt in Anderson County, Ky. 

A Lawrenceburg police officer shot and wounded a suspect -- and the driver of another vehicle was hurt, Ky. State Police Tpr. Kendra Wilson said.

The incident escalated after the driver of a pickup truck sped away from a traffic stop in Lawrenceburg about 8:24 a.m. Friday. The subsequent pursuit lasted ten miles and ended with the truck crashing head-on with another pickup truck in the 1300-block of Ballard Road, west of Lawrenceburg, police said.

As police approached the suspect's vehicle, the driver showed a handgun. That's when the officer fired one shot and hit the suspect, according to a state police news release.

The suspect and the driver of the other truck each were hurt and flown to the University of Kentucky hospital in Lexington. Their conditions were not available as of early Friday afternoon.

No police officers were hurt in the incident. Charges are pending.

The names of those involved have not been released. 

One witness described what she saw and heard as the chase came to an end. The commotion awakened Kealey Gabhart. 

"I was asleep when I heard a big crash, and then a couple of gunshots," Gabhart said. "And then I heard -- I think it was a police officer -- say 'get on the ground! get on the ground!'"

Kentucky State Police are investigating the case at the request of the Lawrenceburg police department, Wilson said.

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