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MORGAN COUNTY, IND. — Indiana State Police released details in a fatal Morgan County late Monday night.

According to State Police, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officers responded to a violent domestic situation near East 52nd Street and Allisonville Road Monday afternoon.

When they arrived, suspect Jeff A. Hopson, 29 of Indianapolis, fled the scene.

Around 3:30 p.m., State Police said Hopson allegedly carjacked a silver 1997 Buick, stabbed the driver and stole about $40 dollars from the victim.

The victim of the carjacking received treatment for non-life threatening wounds at an Indianapolis area hospital.

About 20 minutes later, at approximately 3:50 p.m., Mooresville Police officers dispatched officers to investigate an erratic silver Buick driving on State Road 67 toward Brooklyn, Ind.

Moments later, the Buck struck a 2006 International straight truck driven by Joshua Colby, 29 of Indianapolis. The crash separated the truck’s rear axle from the chassis. Colby was not injured.

Due to the impact with the truck, Hopson’s Buick spun into the path of a 2006 White Chevrolet van driven by Paul Sharp, 48 of Indianapolis. Hopson was ejected from the vehicle, striking his head on the passenger windshield support.

A medical helicopter transported sharp to an Indianapolis area hospital. He is considered to be in stable condition with injuries to his legs, shoulder and head.

Hopson died at the scene.

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