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Logansport police officer injured in two-vehicle crash after vehicle pursuit

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Posted at 10:05 PM, Jun 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-27 13:26:06-04

LOGANSPORT — A vehicle pursuit ended in a crash between a GMC Yukon and a Logansport Police Department Dodge Charger earlier today, according to the Indiana State Police.

ISP Senior Trooper Todd Trottier found in the preliminary investigation that at 1:27 p.m., a Logansport Police officer tried to initiate a traffic stop on a 2002 GMC Yukon.

According to a press release from the Logansport Police Department, officers were called around 12:50 p.m. to the 1800 block of Meadlawn Avenue on the report of suspicious activity. Officers found a man outside who ran inside when he saw the officers.

As officers were watching the front of the house, the driver of the Yukon pulled into the neighbor's driveway and tried to back out when they saw officers, according to the release. They ran over a large rock at the end of the driveway when they tried to back out.

The driver of the Yukon did not stop and led the officer on a pursuit. The pursuit ended near the intersection of Meadlawn Avenue and Norcross Street when the Yukon crashed into a 2021 Dodge Charger police car that was being driven by officer Leeann Morales, 35.

After further investigation, it was found that the driver of the Yukon was going northbound on Meadlaawn Avenue and approaching Norcross Street. Morales was driving eastbound on Norcross Street and turning southbound onto Meadlawn Avenue when both vehicles collided.

The driver of the Yukon was flown, via medical helicopter, to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis and his condition is unknown.

Morales was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation.

WRTV Senior Digital Content Producer Andrew Smith contributed to this report.