UPDATE: Four-month-old killed in crash after driver fled from police

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Sunday, November 4, 2018
6:33 p.m.

According to Kentucky State Police, the infant's mother, Ruth Clemmons, was pronounced dead on Sunday morning at U of L Hospital.

There is not an update on the driver's condition at this time.


Kentucky State Police say a four-month-old child was killed in a car accident in Edmonson County on Saturday; two others were injured.

KSP responded to a call from the Barren County Sheriff's Office about the wreck that happened after a sheriff's deputy tried to pull over a blue Toyota Camry for driving recklessly near the intersection of Park City-Bon Ayr road.

After the deputy turned on his lights, the car fled. The deputy lost sight of the car but eventually found it after it was driven into a tree in Rocky Hill.

Police say the driver, 54-year-old James Settles, was ejected from the car, while two passengers were injured inside it.

Ruth Clemmons, 43, and her infant son, Lucas Settles, were not wearing seatbelts.

Both adult passengers have been hospitalized and are listed in critical condition. Four-month-old Lucas Settles was pronounced dead by the Edmonson County Coroner's Office.

Police found an active meth lab on scene. The investigation is still ongoing.

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