MARION, Ind. (WANE) – A motorcyclist who fled from an attempted traffic stop on Sunday night died in a crash with a Grant County Sheriff’s patrol car, according to Marion Police and Indiana State Police media releases.
A Marion Police officer spotted a Kawasaki being driven by 44-year-old Jeremy Sygart going at a high rate of speed in the area of 16th Street and Western Avenue at about 11:09 p.m., police said. The officer turned on his lights and siren and tried to make a traffic stop, but the Swygart turned west on 16th Street and traveled to Miller Avenue.
Swygart refused to stop and turned south on Miller Avenue. He then T-boned a marked Grant County Sheriff’s Impala at 50th Street, according to state police. At the time, the deputy behind the wheel was trying to get into position to help with the chase, police said.
The collision threw Swygart from the motorcycle, according to police.
Swygart died at the scene.
The crash investigation is being handled by the Indiana State Police.