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Trooper injured, Police squad hit during pursuit

Jasper County law enforcement officials in Indiana are searching for the driver of a car that led police on a chase (Wednesday) before the vehicle crashed and man fled on foot.

The driver was described as a male black, approximately 6’3”, 240 pounds, stocky built, in his mid-30’s, wearing a black T-shirt with white lettering. He was seen in the area of County Line Road and State Road 10 in Jasper/Newton County. Anyone who has information or sees this individual please call 911 or your local police agency.

State Police report a traffic stop for speed ended with Hobart Police pursuing a car on I-65 south bound three miles north of State Road 10.

Wednesday morning, a Hobart police officer working a federal grant attempted to pull over a vehicle for speeding. The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated. The driver led police on I-65 then exited and ran through a wire fence into a sub-division. The driver went between two houses in the sub-division and crashed the SUV in a wooded area where the driver fled.

The trooper involved in the crash was taken to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point with non-life threatening injuries.

94.1 WGFA