Driver dies after crashing during police chase in Elkhart
Elkhart County’s prosecutor said Monday, July 29, that investigators determined that officers did not engage in reckless behavior by chasing 31-year-old Michael Mattox and that the Elkhart man had caused his own death while fleeing police at speeds of up to 90 mph.
ELKHART, Ind. — Police say a driver fleeing from officers was killed when the vehicle crashed in a northern Indiana city.
The Elkhart Police Department says officers responding about 5 a.m. Sunday to a call of a screaming woman saw an SUV leaving the area.
Officers chasing the SUV say the driver disregarded railroad crossing arms, then hit a parked car and struck a downtown post office building.
Police say the driver was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the crash scene. Information about the person killed wasn’t immediately released.