Police: Man fatally shot after hitting trooper with vehicle

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a man who hit a state trooper with his sport-utility vehicle has died after troopers fired at the vehicle.

Police said in a news release that troopers were trying to find Christopher L. Brown of Letcher County in connection with a stolen vehicle and previous charges. He was located around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, but police said he fled in the SUV and refused to stop when troopers turned on their lights and sirens.

Officers followed him south from Hazard to the Vicco community of Perry County, where police say Brown drove onto a strip mine road. The release said he struck a trooper, who was treated at a hospital and released.

Brown died at the scene. No one else was injured.

The state police Critical Incident Response Team is investigating.