Police pursuit ends in deadly motorcycle crash in Hancock County


HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Officers said a police pursuit ended in a deadly motorcycle crash in Hancock County, near the Hamilton County line, on Friday night.

According to the Fortville Police Department, Officer Matt Fox was on OWI patrol Friday night when he tried to pull over a motorcycle. The motorcyclist sped away and a pursuit ensued.

Fortville police said Fox then ended his pursuit, when the motorcyclist got too far ahead. The motorcycle was traveling at 110 miles an hour and above.

Police said Fox continued along 96th Street where he came upon a crash. They say the motorcyclist had crashed into the back of a truck at county roads 1000 North and 6500 West, near Carroll Road. There were four vehicles in all involved in the crash including the motorcycle, a Chevrolet Avalanche, a Chevrolet Corvette and a Ford F-150.

According to witnesses and evidence at the scene, the motorcycle was traveling westbound on 96th Street. The motorcycle crossed the center line and hit the Avalanche head on. The motorcyclist was ejected and landed in the middle of the roadway.

The motorcycle then continued and hit the Corvette that was behind the Avalanche. The motorcycle stopped in the grass on the north side of the road. The Ford F-150 hit the motorcyclist who was lying in the middle of the road.

Officials say the motorcyclist died in that crash. They say his name has not yet been released.

Police said none of the officers were injured. No other injuries were reported.

The Fishers Police Department crash team is investigating the crash.

In addition, Officer Fox was shot by a suspect back in July of 2012.

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