2 arrested after allegedly running from scene of serious car crash
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say two people were arrested after running from a car crash that left at least one person with serious, life-threatening injuries.
According to Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley, the crash happened on South 16th Street, near Algonquin Parkway, just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday.
Smiley said there was a crash involving two motor vehicles at that location. Police say a black Ford Taurus ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle.
According to arrest reports, witnesses saw at least two people -- now identified as 23-year-old Dillan Tucker and 31-year-old Ashley Dawes -- run from the scene, heading northbound on South 16th Street.
Police say when they spotted the pair near the railroad tracks, Tucker and Dawes tried to run away, but they were caught.
According to the arrest reports, police found drug paraphernalia in Dawes' purse, and Tucker admitted to driving the black Ford Taurus, running a red light and crashing into the other vehicle, causing the accident.
Police say he was driving the vehicle on a suspended license.
Both Tucker and Dawes were arrested and charged with second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot). Tucker was charged with operating a motor vehicle on a suspended operator's license. Dawes was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
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