High-speed chase ends in wreck


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. - A high-speed chase that spanned two counties ended in a wreck.

Just before 6:30 p.m. Monday, a person flagged down a McCracken County Sheriff's deputy and said a suspicious vehicle was in driving through a field in southern McCracken County, along Oaks Road.

Deputies went to check it out and that's when they saw the car.  Deputies say they tried to stop the vehicle but it sped off.  McCracken County deputies followed the car into Graves County where deputies were waiting for the suspect vehicle.

During the chase, deputies say the people inside the car tossed things out of the car.  As deputies attempted to stop the speeding vehicle, it tried to ram pursuers from both agencies.

The chase didn't last long.

Investigators tell Local 6 the driver crossed over some rough railroad tracks on Old Clay Pit Road in Graves County, lost control and crashed.

Deputies took Rodney Burnett, the driver and his passenger T.J. Byerly into custody and took them to a hospital for observation.  They'll be taken to McCracken County Jail later.

Inside the car, investigators found several grams of methamphetamine.

Meth and fleeing charges have been filed against both Burnett and Byerly.