A Paducah man and two 15-year-old boys were killed early Tuesday during a police chase.
Paducah Police said they received a call about 1 a.m. for a 2010 Cadillac stolen from the parking lot of Incognito on Clark's River Road. Shortly after that, an officer reportedly spotted a car on Jackson Street near Lone Oak Road matching the description of the stolen car. The officer began to follow the car and confirmed that the license plate matched that of the stolen vehicle, police said.
According to the incident report, as the car began to speed up, the officer turned on his flashing lights, trying to get the car to stop. Police said the driver, Caleb Puckett, 20, of Paducah, kept speeding up in an effort to get away. As the officer chased the car on Old Mayfield Road, he reportedly saw several items being thrown from the car.
The car then turned south on Schneidman Road and went airborne after going over a railroad crossing. It ran off the road and struck a tree in a yard. Part of the car hit the front porch and roof supports of the residence, causing damage to the home.
Several officers administered first aid to the car's occupants before medical personnel arrived. All three occupants were pronounced dead at the scene by the McCracken County Coroner's Office, including Puckett and passengers, Kain Clarkson, 15, of Paducah, and Andrew Morgan, 15, of Hopkinsville.
The investigation is continuing by the Paducah Police Collision Reconstruction Team and the McCracken County Coroner's Office.