Police chase ends in crash, closes I-70 WB near Sam Jones Expressway early Wednesday

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INDIANAPOLIS – A police pursuit ended in a crash on I-70 near the I-465 split on the southwest side early Wednesday morning.

Officers say they were in pursuit of a possible stolen vehicle around 3:45 a.m. when the vehicle crashed on I-70.

According to police, the vehicle was traveling the wrong way when it crashed into a semi. The suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot across the interstate.

Officers on scene say they used a pepper ball and force to take the suspect into custody. They say the suspect was on probation and has a suspended license.

All westbound lanes of I-70 were closed near the interchange for the early part of rush hour.