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Chase Beginning in LaPorte County Turns Deadly

(Lake County, IN) - A man is dead after a Wednesday chase initiated by La Porte County Police ended with a crash.


According to Indiana State Police, officers with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department started pursuing a stolen vehicle on I-94 near mile marker 32 just before 1 PM.


The pursuit extended into Lake County, where the chased vehicle struck a Porter County Sheriff’s police car. The hit caused the pursued vehicle to strike the median wall before rolling several times. Finally, the vehicle came to rest on the opposite side of the median, police said.


The driver and the seriously-injured front-seat passenger were both ejected from the vehicle.


According to the Indiana State Police, the driver, John Bolden, 23, of South Holland, IL, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two rear-seat passengers sustained non-life-threatening injuries.


The Porter County Police Officer was transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The officer is expected to make a full recovery.

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