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Two injured after high-speed pursuit, rollover crash, in Grant County

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Posted at 7:14 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 19:14:07-04

GRANT COUNTY — Two people suffered minor injuries and one person was arrested after a high-speed pursuit Friday evening near Sweetser in Grant County.

A Grant County Sheriff's Office deputy was investigating the report of drag racing around 7:45 p.m. in the area of Troy Avenue and Chapel Pike when the driver of a car drove away from the deputy, according to a press release from the sheriff's office.

The pursuit ended in the 5300 block of West State Road 18 when the driver struck a utility pole and a gas main, and rolled the vehicle, according to the release.

The passenger, an 18-year-old woman, of Marion, was thrown out the back window, according to the release. The driver, a 20-year-old man, of Marion, climbed out the back window and started to run away from the scene.

Officers who were at the scene of the crash said they heard what they believe was ammunition going off inside the burning vehicle after the crash, according to the release.

The woman was flown to a hospital in Fort Wayne with minor injuries and was released early Saturday morning, according to the release.

After receiving treatment for minor injuries at the hospital, the man was later arrested and charged on the suspicion of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle resulting in injury, resisting law enforcement on foot, reckless driving resulting in injury, and six other traffic offenses committed during the pursuit, according to the release.

At times, the pursuit reached speeds more than 100 mph, according to the release.

Toxicology results for the man are pending, according to the release.