Motorcyclist killed following police chase in Powell County

STANTON, Ky. (WDKY) - A motorcyclist was killed following a police chase in Powell County.

The crash happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday on KY-11.

Kentucky State Police said they were asked to help the Clay City Police Department with a chase involving a 2006 Kawasaki on the Mountain Parkway.

The chase ended when the motorcyclist lost control and crashed on KY-11, east of Stanton.

Investigators said the driver, Bryon Benson, 32, of North Highlands, California, ran off the road and hit a fence.

Benson died at the scene.

It's unclear why he ran from police and why he was in Kentucky.

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