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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:30 am

Driver dies in crash after fleeing police

Associated Press

ANDERSON, Ind. -- Authorities said a young man has died after crashing into a tree during a high-speed police chase in central Indiana.

Madison County authorities said the Wednesday morning crash that killed 20-year-old Randall Lee Moore of Westfield also left his 18-year-old passenger injured.

The sheriff's department said Chesterfield police tried to stop the vehicle, which that was going more than 100 mph, and the driver turned onto a dead-end road. Authorities sais Moore then drove around the officer's car and through a ditch to get away.

The Herald Bulletin reportws that as the pursuit neared curving roads the officer radioed into dispatch saying he was terminating the chase, and the vehicle Moore was driving soon crashed.

The passenger was hospitalized in fair condition. The pursuit and crash are under investigation.