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Pursued Motorist Kills Self

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Pursued Motorist Kills Self

A vehicle pursuit in Pulaski County ended with the driver taking his own life. Pulaski County 911 received a call about a reckless driver Saturday on KY 80 in Somerset. State Police Vehicle Enforcement tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver, identified as 50-year-old Lonnie S. Walls of Smyrna, Tennessee, accelerated.

After two more miles, Walls lost control of his vehicle and struck another motorist traveling in the same direction, after which Walls vehicle struck a concrete curb and his vehicle came to rest. Walls then got out of his vehicle and shot himself in the head with a handgun. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pulaski County Coroner’s Office. Detective Billy Correll is continuing the investigation.

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