Police pursuit ends in head-on crash

ELKHART — A police pursuit ended Tuesday with a three-car, head-on collision, sending four people to the hospital with injuries.

The chase began about 4 p.m. when officers observed a 2018 Chevrolet Cruze speeding north on John Weaver Parkway, according to a report released Wednesday by the Elkhart City Police Department.

The vehicle turned west onto C.R. 6, disregarding the red light at the intersection, so officers attempted to stop the car with light and sirens. The offender fled the officers in his Cruze and a vehicle pursuit ensued, according to police.

The driver fled briefly into Michigan then returned to the northwest side Elkhart, traveling east on C.R. 10, when he collided with a 2007 Chevrolet HHR and a 2016 Lincoln MKX that were westbound at the intersection of John Weaver Parkway.

Occupants from all three vehicles were taken to Elkhart General Hospital: a 57-year-old man and driver of the Lincoln for non-life threatening injuries; a 26-year-old female driver of the HHR for serious injuries; an 18-month-old passenger of the HHR for non-life-threatening injuries; and the sole occupant of the Cruze, a 24-year-old man, also with non-life-threatening injuries.

Names of those involved in the crash were not released. Criminal charges against the driver involved in the pursuit are pending completion of the investigation, police said.

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Joe King

Come on Elkhart Truth....this happened on Tuesday and we are now just seeing this. I support my local paper, but you are making it hard to stay current...

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