ELKHART — An unnamed suspect in a downtown Elkhart police chase died Sunday morning after crashing by the Elkhart post office at 601 S. Main St., according to the Elkhart Police Department.
At 4:55 a.m., officers were responding to a 911 call in the 2200 block of Morehouse Avenue. The caller had reported hearing a female screaming, police said.
When officers arrived, dispatch advised that the suspect was leaving in an SUV. When officers saw the vehicle, they began a pursuit. During the chase, the driver of the SUV disregarded the railroad crossing arms at Main Street and Middlebury Street and then collided with a parked car and a landscape planter and struck the post office, police said.
The driver was found unresponsive and was pronounced dead, police said.
Detectives with the Elkhart County Homicide Unit were investigating.