Driver dies after hitting parked car, post office during Elkhart police chase
Elkhart County’s prosecutor said Monday, July 29, that investigators determined that officers did not engage in reckless behavior by chasing 31-year-old Michael Mattox and that the Elkhart man had caused his own death while fleeing police at speeds of up to 90 mph.
ELKHART, Ind. — Police say a driver fleeing from officers was killed when the vehicle crashed in a northern Indiana city.
The Elkhart Police Department says officers responding about 5 a.m. Sunday to a call of a screaming woman saw an SUV leaving the area.
Officers chasing the SUV say the driver disregarded railroad crossing arms, then hit a parked car and struck a downtown post office building.
Police say the driver was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the crash scene. Information about the person killed wasn’t immediately released.