Police pursuit ends in deadly motorcycle crash in Hancock County

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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 Fortville police, Officer Matt Fox with the Fortville Police Department was on OWI patrol on Friday night when he tried to pull over a motorcycle. The motorcyclist sped away and a pursuit ensued. Fortville Police said Officer Fox then ended his pursuit when the motorcyclist got too far ahead. The motorcycle was traveling at 110 mph.

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

Fishers Police officials said the motorcycle was traveling westbound on 96th Street when it crossed the center line, striking the Avalanche head on. The motorcyclist was ejected and landed in the the road.

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. A Ford F-150 hit the motorcyclist who was lying in the middle of the road.

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

No other injuries were reported.

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

The Fishers Police Department crash team is investigating the crash.

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