Greenville police say woman led authorities on chase with stolen vehicle

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GREENVILLE, Ky. (WEHT) – A woman will face charges of theft and fleeing police, after authorities said she stole a vehicle from Greenville and fled when officers tried to pull her over.

Police said a complaint of a stolen vehicle was first received around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Police in Greenville tried to pull over 32-year-old Ashley Guenther, of Richmond, Indiana, while she was driving near the intersection of Hopkinsville St. and South Main St.

She failed to stop and continued southbound on KY 181 South, police said.

She was pursued into Todd County, where Kentucky State Police used a tire deflation device.

However, police said the pursuit continued through downtown Elkton and then onto eastbound Highway 68-80.

Tire deflation devices were then deployed again, authorities said.

Police said the pursuit finally ended when Guenther struck the side of a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Highway 68-80 and KY 181.

According to police, she threw several items from the vehicle and struck a guardrail on KY 181 South near Clifty.

She was sent by helicopter to a hospital in Nashville for non-life-threatening injuries.

Charges of theft and fleeing police are pending her release from the hospital, police said.

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(This story was originally published on September 4, 2019)

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