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Thousands of Viewers for Chase Crash Video

(La Porte County, IN) - A video of a crash during a high speed chase in La Porte County over the weekend is a major hit on social media.


18-year old Jagger Eapmon of La Porte took the video Sunday afternoon and posted it on Facebook.  Eapmon said the posting had over 13,000 hits on Monday.  The number of shares went from over 600 yesterday to more than 700 today.


Eapmon said he was trying to repair a car at his grandmother’s house on Johnson Road near 300 North when he heard sirens and saw an officer set out stop sticks to try and flatten the oncoming suspect’s tires.  He grabbed his cell phone and started recording before the vehicle flipped after veering around the sharp objects.  “I’ve seen a couple of accidents but nothing like that,” he said.


Eapmon said he was running toward the crash site when he saw numerous officers tackle the driver.  Police said the chase started in Michigan City when the 17-year old driver struck a police vehicle and fled to the City of LaPorte.  He was heading back toward Michigan City when he crashed.


Police said the juvenile, after a medical examination, was transported to the La Porte County Juvenile Services Center.

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