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Michigan City Man Killed in Chase

(Porter, IN) - A suspect in a Michigan City burglary is dead after colliding with a semi-truck during a police chase last night. 


Olajuan Nuttall, 29, of Michigan City, was pronounced dead at the scene on Interstate 94 in Porter County. According to Indiana State Police, officers from Michigan City responded to a burglary in progress on Carlton Court.


After the suspect vehicle was spotted without headlights turned on, an attempt was made to stop the Chevy Impala. However, the suspect fled south through the city and veered onto I-94 from U.S. 421. Eventually, Michigan City Police stopped their pursuit, which Indiana State Police in Porter County picked up.


Nuttall was approaching the 22-mile marker when he made a sudden lane change and rear-ended a semi-truck in the middle lane. Police said the suspected vehicle was wedged underneath the trailer. The truck driver was not injured.


Nuttall had five active warrants out for his arrest on various felonies and misdemeanors in La Porte County. According to court records, the pending charges against Nuttall included domestic battery, possession of cocaine, and dealing in cocaine.  

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