ANDERSON — A Westfield man died and a second person was taken to a local hospital following a high-speed police chase on Wednesday.
Randall Lee Moore, 20, died after the vehicle he was driving struck a tree, said Madison County Coroner Danielle Noone.
Chesterfield police attempted to stop a vehicle on westbound County Road 67 near County Road 300 East traveling more than 100 miles an hour at approximately 2:58 a.m., according to a press release by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.
Moore turned north on CR 300 East and then east on Mounds Road, which is a dead-end road.
When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, Moore evaded capture by driving around the police car and down through a ditch.
As the pursuit neared the curves on Mounds Road from CR 300 East, the officer radioed into dispatch saying he was terminating the chase due to the high rate of speed and dangerous terrain.
“The fleeing driver appears to have lost control and left roadway just west of Mounds State Park entrance and then struck a tree,” according to the press release.
Moore died at the scene in the 4000 block of east Mounds Road and his passenger, Darvon E. Rash, 18, climbed out of the vehicle and was found nearby, according to the press release. Rash was taken to St. Vincent Anderson Hospital in fair condition.
The accident and incident leading up to the crash are under investigation by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police.
Noone said the investigation into Moore's death is ongoing and an autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
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