Driver dies after crashing during police chase in Elkhart

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UPDATE:

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.

ORIGINAL STORY:

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.

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