Sunday, June 09, 2002

Kentucky News Briefs

Man accused of leading chase

        FLORENCE — A Price Hill man allegedly led police on a car chase early Saturday that reached speeds of 100 mph across two states and is blamed for causing two wrecks.

        Frederick Sanders Jr., 24, of the 300 block of Rosemont Avenue was being held Saturday at the Hamilton County jail without bond.

        In Ohio, he is charged with receiving stolen property, driving on a suspended license and a probation violation. In Kentucky, he is charged with assault, wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property and fleeing and evading police.

        The chase started at 12:27 a.m. in Florence when police said they spotted Mr. Sanders driving a stolen 1983 gray Honda Accord.

        The half-hour chase ended at Sixth Street and Eggleston Avenue when Cincinnati Police cornered the battered car.

3 generations killed in I-75 accident

        DRY RIDGE — A Covington woman, her daughter and grandson were killed Thursday night when a tractor-trailer crossed an Interstate 75 median after the trucker choked on coffee, a sheriff's deputy said.

        Kenneth H. Chandler, 43, an Ohio resident whose hometown could not immediately be determined, took a sip of coffee from his travel mug as he drove north and blacked out, Grant County Sheriff's Deputy Mitch Kotzbauer said.

        The truck driver crossed the median and struck a southbound van containing five people.

        Killed were Heather McNay, 25, of Erlanger, her 10-month-old son, Evan Embry, and her mother, Norma J. Young, 58, of Covington.

        Two other passengers, Amber Young, 15, of Covington, and Brandon Perry, 16, of Cincinnati, were flown to the University of Kentucky and University of Cincinnati hospitals, respectively. Both are in critical condition.

        The northbound and southbound lanes of the interstate were closed until 1:30 a.m. Friday as crews cleared the wreckage and police investigated. The wreck happened around 8:30 p.m. No charges had been filed.

7 charged with selling alcohol to minors

       FORT WRIGHT, Ky. — Clerks at seven local liquor stores were charged Friday with selling alcohol to underage females, Fort Wright police said.

        Police sent the minors to 14 stores, half of which sold them alcohol without checking their proof of age, police said.

        The servers were charged with unlawful transaction with a minor, a misdemeanor, and a complaint is expected to be filed with Kentucky Alcohol Beverage Control against the businesses.


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Feds to inspect coal-waste site
Hitchhiker run over by truck
- Kentucky News Briefs
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