Motorcycle crash ends multi-county police chase


WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A multi-county police chase ended after a motorcyclist crashed early Monday morning.

Police investigate a motorcycle crash at US 33 and E. 550 N. after the driver led police on a multi-county chase on Monday, August 28, 2017.

The crash happened near U.S. 33 and C.R. E. 550 N. just north of Churubusco around 2 a.m.

Police at the scene said the chase started in Ligonier when a police officer tried to initiate a traffic stop. The motorcyclist did not stop and sped away.

Officers from several departments in Noble and Whitley counties joined the pursuit as it continued south on U.S. 33 into Whitley County.

Police say the man eventually went off the road and crashed in the grass outside Churubusco.

Whitley County emergency dispatchers confirmed the man was initially taken to a hospital in serious condition.

It’s not clear what caused the motorcyclist to crash, but police say a cruiser hit the bike after it went down.

No other details were immediately available.

The incident is under investigation.

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