ANDERSON, Ind. — Two people have died after a suspect vehicle crashed in Anderson while being pursued by local police in a chase.
Anderson Police Department Public Information Officer Caleb McKnight confirmed Sunday afternoon that two people have been pronounced dead following a crash inside Anderson city limits.
According to Ofc. McKnight, officers with the Pendleton Police Department were involved in a vehicle pursuit around 12:20 p.m. on 19th Street. The chase, McKnight said, eventually crossed into Anderson.
Shortly after, McKnight said that the suspect vehicle being chased by officers crashed.
The suspect vehicle crashed into two other cars when it came to a stop. One of the vehicles the suspect crashed into was occupied by six individuals — four of whom are currently hospitalized in Anderson with serious injuries, per a press release from the Anderson Police Department.
Two people in the other vehicle the suspect crashed into were pronounced dead at the scene, according to Anderson Police. The Associated Press reported they were identified as John E. Lewellen, 74, and Karol K. Lewellen, 68, of Anderson, according to the chief deputy coroner for Madison County. Autopsies were planned for Tuesday.
Officials indicated that the suspect sustained minor injuries and is currently in custody.
According to APD Ofc. McKnight, the Anderson Police Department will be handling the crash scene and investigation while any pending criminal investigation will likely involve Pendleton PD.
This is a developing story. This article will be updated with more information as it becomes available.