Thursday, 30 January 2014 06:30
A high speed vehicle pursuit leaves a Franklin man injured.  Kentucky State Police Trooper Jason Lanham, was dispatched to an injury collision on Gold City Road in Simpson County. Simpson County Sheriff's Deputy Joey Johnson had conducted a traffic stop of 42 year old Scott Page of Franklin.  While attempting to arrest Mr. Page, who Johnson found had several active felony warrants, he fled the scene in his 2000 Subaru Outback.
Deputy Johnson, chased after the vehicle for approximately 1 mile before Mr. Page
lost control of his vehicle on a hill crest on Gold City Road. Deputy Johnson was
approximately 1/2 mile behind Mr. Page when  the collision occurred. Mr. Page
attempted to pass another vehicle on a hillcrest when he lost control. Mr. Page ran
off the roadway, struck a tree and over turned. Mr. Page was not wearing a seat belt
and was ejected as a result of the collision. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor; however the collision was the result of high speed. Mr. Page was transported by Air Evac to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN with multiple injuries. Mr. Page is believed to be in stable condition at this time.
A secondary collision occurred when Franklin PD Officer Chad Moody was responding to assist in the pursuit. Officer Moody was responding with his emergency equipment
activated when he topped the same hillcrest and side swiped another motorist who had
pulled off to the edge of the roadway because of the first collision. Officer Moody
was driving his issued marked 2013 Ford Interceptor. After side swiping a 2007
Nissan Xterra operated by Kimberly Sliger of Franklin, Officer Moody traveled off
the eastbound shoulder of the roadway and came to rest in the ditch. Neither Officer
Moody nor Mrs. Sliger was injured in the collision.
The investigation is still ongoing is being led by Trooper Jason Lanham.  Trooper
Lanham was assisted by Simpson County Sheriff’s Officer, Franklin Police Department,

Simpson County EMS and Simpson County Fire Dept. all assisted at the scene.


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