Kentucky ATV driver in police pursuit dies after being shot

Kentucky State Police say an ATV driver has died after being shot by a trooper.

Trooper Sean Wint says in a news release that the trooper was pursuing an all-terrain vehicle in Hopkins County, about 150 miles southwest of Louisville, when the ATV overturned Saturday. The ATV’s driver pulled out a handgun and fired at the trooper, who returned fire. The ATV driver was shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wint identified him as 23-year-old Dylan R. Whitaker of White Plains. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

The trooper was not injured.

Race hasn’t been raised as a factor. Wint said in a telephone interview Sunday that Whitaker was white, and information on the trooper, including his name and race, were withheld pending completion of an investigation.

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