MADISON COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) — The Madison County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police are investigating a fatal crash that started after a driver fled from police.
The crash happened just before 3 a.m. when a Chesterfield police officer attempted to catch up with a vehicle that was traveling over 100 mph on East County Road 67 near State Road 300 East.
The driver proceeded to turn north onto State Road 300 East and then east on Mounds Road, but turned around at a dead end. The officer attempted to stop the car, however, the driver drove around the officer’s vehicle and down through a ditch before losing control just west of Mounds State Park and slammed into a tree.