Baby killed when vehicle ‘blew up,’ suspect ran off, police say
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WKYT/Gray News) - A baby is dead following a vehicle fire in Nicholasville, Kentucky, according to police.
Police reported it happened late Wednesday morning in the area of Eagle Nest Drive.
Witnesses told police a man was working on a vehicle in a driveway when it “blew up.” WKYT was told the man, who police called a suspect, ran off. It was believed he was seriously injured.
A search ensued, and police said he has since been found at an area hospital.
Nearby schools were placed in a “soft lockdown” as a precaution, which has since been lifted.
The suspect’s name has not been released.
Police said a 4-month-old baby was inside the vehicle at the time of the explosion and was killed. The Jessamine County Coroner, Michael Hughes, identified the baby as Brylee Mae Gill.
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