A single-vehicle crash led to the arrest of all three of the vehicle's occupants Tuesday in Barren County.

According to the Barren County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Joseph Ford saw a white pickup truck driving erratically on Berry Store Road at 2:49 a.m. Tuesday.

Ford saw the vehicle leave the road after the driver lost control.

At that time, the driver, later identified as John Wheat, 54, of Glasgow, got out of the truck and ran.

Ford made contact with two passengers, Scotty Wix, 35, of Glasgow, and Mary Coates, 27, of Horse Cave, who gave a description of the driver but said they did not know his name, according to the sheriff's office.

During the investigation, Ford confirmed the license plate did not belong to the vehicle, which had been reported stolen in Glasgow.

Several tools believed to be stolen were also found in the vehicle, along with two bags of suspected methamphetamine.

Wheat was located in a nearby field and arrested on charges of receiving stolen property (greater than $500 but less than $10,000), first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), receiving stolen property (less than $500), leaving the scene of an accident, second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and driving too fast for traffic conditions.

Wix and Coates were each charged with receiving stolen property (greater than $500 but less than $10,000), receiving stolen property (less than $500) and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth).

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