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ISP arrests driver after chase & crash in Pike County


Around 11:40 a.m., Indiana State Police tried to pull over a vehicle on SR 57 in Petersburg.

ISP said the driver, 25-year-old Aaron Sanders, was not wearing his seat belt.

According to ISP, Sanders did not stop and continued south on SR 61 and then east on SR 56 at high speeds.

The vehicle turned south onto SR 257 toward Velpen at one point, authorities said. While attempting to pass a pickup truck which was turning into a driveway, the vehicles collided -- causing the pickup to flip onto its top.

The driver of the pickup truck has been identified as 68-year-old Frank Rode.

He was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Both vehicles were totaled.

Sanders had an active felony warrant out of Daviess County for failing to register as a sex offender. He was transported to a hospital in Evansville for a facial injury.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are expected.

Original story

Indiana State Police say one person in custody after police chase and crash in Pike County.

ISP said the chase ended when a Ford Mustang collided with a Chevrolet pickup on S.R. 257 south of Co. Road 200 South.

We're told neither driver was seriously injured.

ISP attempted to stop the driver of the Mustang because he was not wearing his seat belt. He also has a felony warrant out of Daviess County.


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(This story was originally published July 13, 2018)



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