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Man dies after running from Kokomo police, crashing into parked cars

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Posted at 9:14 AM, Mar 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-21 13:06:59-04

KOKOMO — A man died early Sunday morning in Kokomo after he crashed into two parked cars while police were chasing him.

According to a press release from the Kokomo Police Department, officers were originally called around 12:45 a.m. to the Dollar General in the 1200 block of North Washington Street after a driver crashed into the building.

The driver, identified as 52-year-old Brian "Scotty" Dodd, of Kokomo, left the store and stopped in 400 block of West Jefferson Street, according to the release. Dodd shouted expletives, made verbal threats and refused to listen to officers before he drove off again.

Officers chased Dodd through downtown Kokomo until he crashed into two parked cars near East Mulberry and North Market streets, according to the release. He was found unconscious in the car and later died.

On Monday morning, an autopsy by the Howard County Coroner's Office found he died of blunt force trauma to the chest, according to the release.

The case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call KPD Officer Greg Smith at 765-459-5101 or the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at 765-456-7017.