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Police: Man being pursued on closed interstate dies in crash

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BEREA, Ky. (AP) - Police say an Ohio man who drove through barriers closing a section of interstate in Kentucky, prompting a police pursuit, has died in a fiery crash.

A statement from Kentucky State Police says 67-year-old John McCoy of Chesapeake, Ohio, was driving a motor coach south on Interstate 75 near Berea early Wednesday when officers at the scene saw him intentionally run through barriers and construction barrels blocking the roadway for a bridge reconstruction project.

Police say officers unsuccessfully tried to stop the vehicle and warned road workers to evacuate the area. The statement says McCoy continued on, intentionally hitting a police car before crashing into construction equipment. The motorhome then burst into flames.

McCoy was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was injured.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

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