Indy teen driving 112 mph strikes pole, dies during police chase

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BARGERSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – An Indianapolis 19-year-old died on Friday night after he led police on a chase in Johnson County.

Police say the teen was fleeing from police when he lost control of the car and struck a telephone pole around 9 p.m.

According to Bargersville police, an officer was checking a business in the 2300 block of State Road 135 when he noticed a vehicle drive out of the parking lot. The officer noticed the car cross the center line. The officer attempted to stop the driver, but he fled northbound on SR 135, at speeds over 90 miles per hour.

The driver ran the red light at Smokey Row Road and turned left and then headed westbound on Stones Crossing Road. Police tried to stop the car with a tire deflation device, but he was able to avoid it.

According to police, the driver was going 112 mile per hour when he lost control of the car and struck the pole on Stone Crossing Road. After the car hit the pole the vehicle began to roll and the driver was ejected. Police believe the vehicle rolled about four times and flipped twice before it stopped.

After searching the car officers found a large amount of illegal drugs that were packaged for sale.

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