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Police pursuit ends in fatality


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McCORDSVILLE — A police pursuit that started near McCordsville ended in a fatal crash for a motorcyclist just after 9 p.m. Friday.

The driver of the motorcyle, whose name was not released Friday night pending notification of his family, was killed just across the county line in Hamilton County.

Lt. Patrick Bratton of the Fortville Police Department said FPD Officer Matt Fox attempted to pull over the motorcyclist for speeding near Ind. 67 just outside Fortville. As they arrived in McCordsville on Railroad Street, the driver fled.

The motorcyclist headed north on CR 600W through McCordsville before turning west onto CR 1000N/96th Street. By then, Fox said he had turned off his lights and radioed in that he could no longer see the bike.

“As Officer Fox was continuing across 1000N, he came upon the crash,” Bratton said at a media briefing Friday night.

Sgt. Tom Weger of the Fishers Police Department said that Fox stopped the pursuit, turned off his sirens but continued following the bike from a distance.

“We got called about 9:25 (p.m. Friday),” Weger said. “(The crash) involved the motorcycle, a Chevy Avalanche, a Chevy Corvette and a Ford F-150.”

“Evidence at the scene leads us to believe that the motorcycle crossed over the center line and struck the Chevy Avalanche that was headed eastbound,” Weger said.

Police said they had no information on injuries regarding other drivers and passengers involved. Speed was a factor in the crash, but the investigation will continue.

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