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Video of Chase Ending in Crash

(La Porte County, IN) - A high-speed chase ended with a crash between La Porte and Michigan City yesterday.  Part of the chase went down a stretch of State Road 39.  The pursuit ended on Johnson Road near 300 North when the full-size van rolled over after running over stop sticks deployed by Police.


18-year old Jagger Eapmon was at his grandmother’s house working on a car when

he saw police place stop sticks on the road and heard the oncoming police vehicles' sirens.  Eapman grabbed his cell phone and recorded the pursuit and the van after running over the

stop sticks overturning.


“I was excited. There were at least 10 officers hopped out of their vehicle and tackled the guy,” he said. Eapman said the suspect, who appeared to be in his early 20’s, was placed into an ambulance.  He also said the roof on the top of the van was torn off, which also struck a passenger vehicle as the chase was ending.


So far, police have not released further details. Eapman said his video had received over 13,000 hits on Facebook.

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