Police pursuit ends in fatal crash on south side

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- Police say one person died in a crash Friday following a pursuit.

The crash occurred around just after 2 p.m. near Meridian Street and Gimber Street.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) says officers noticed a car at Walker and State streets, checked it out and discovered it was stolen. They attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver didn't comply. A short pursuit followed and the driver of the stolen car lost control of the vehicle, striking a tree.

A female passenger in the car died at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

On Aug. 13, officials identified the deceased woman as Tracy Sears, 37. The driver was identified as Matthew Goode, 40. He was arrested on a charge of resisting law enforcement.

IMPD described the incident as "tragic" and urged residents to pull over when commanded to do so.

The department is working to revamp their pursuit policies, but told CBS4 those proposed changes would not have changed how they handled this incident.

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