Kentucky man fleeing police checkpoint found dead in field after flipping car multiple times, ejecting him

Published 2:15 pm Monday, June 17, 2024

A Kentucky man who sped away from a state police checkpoint was found dead a short time later after he wrecked his vehicle at a high rate of speed, police said.

The incident happened at approximately 11:20 p.m. Saturday as Kentucky State Police (KSP) troopers were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on KY 115 in Oak Grove.

Roderick Crossley, 29, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, approached the checkpoint operating a 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

After failing to provide his operator’s license, Crossley accelerated and fled from the checkpoint at a high rate of speed. Troopers then located the vehicle wrecked in a field north of Interstate 24.

Preliminary investigation revealed the vehicle lost control on KY 115 after traveling across the Interstate 24 overpass, leaving the west side of the roadway. The vehicle then overturned several times, and Crossley was ejected from the collision.

Roderick Crossley was pronounced deceased on scene by the Christian County Coroner.

The investigation is ongoing by Accident Reconstructionist Brian Graves.