ANGOLA, Ind. (WFFT) — A Michigan man is behind bars after leading state police from three different states on a high-speed chase causing two passengers in the car to be injured early Thursday morning.
Shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday, state troopers were called to assist deputies with the Williams County Sheriff’s Department of Ohio with a high-speed police chase coming into Indiana.
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Charges for Kyle David Eichler:
• Resisting Law Enforcement, Level 6 Felony
• Resisting Law Enforcement, Misdemeanor
• Reckless Driving, Misdemeanor
• Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Crash, Misdemeanor
• Failure to Identify, Misdemeanor
• (Michigan Warrant) Assault w/Dangerous Weapon
• (Michigan Warrant) Obstruction of Justice
• (Michigan Warrant) Failure to Appear
Williams County Deputies said they tried to pull over a 1993 Cadillac El Dorado with no tail lights, matching the description of a vehicle possibly involved in an earlier high-speed chase with the Michigan State Police.
Deputies said speeds reached over 100 mph, and those inside the car were seen throwing items out the windows in Ohio.
The Indiana State Police said they got involved in the chase once the driver crossed the state line Once the pursuit crossed the state line and entered into Steuben County on County Road 427 near County Road 550 East.
Officers from Angola Police Department were able to get ahead of the chase and successfully use stop sticks at the intersection of Metz Road and U.S. Highway 20.
Police say the suspect vehicle continued driving west on U.S. 20 with shredded front tires, eventually entering into the city of Angola and crashing into a large concrete planter near the circle monument, known as the Mound, downtown.
After crashing, ISP says the driver got out of the car and took off running.
Police identified the driver was identified as 22-year-old Kyle David Eichler, of Adrian, Michigan,
Troopers say were able to capture Eichler at the intersection of Gilmore and Wayne streets shortly after.
Investigators say the two adult passengers in Eichler’s vehicle, 20-year-old Cheyenne Leigh Huntington, of Three Rivers, Michigan and 19-year-old Hezekiah William Hall, of Tecumseh, Michigan, were taken into custody by troopers as they tried to get out of the car.
Both sustained injuries as a result of the crash according to officers, and were transported to local hospital for treatment.
Investigators said Eichler was transported to the Steuben County Jail, where he was booked into custody on several felony and misdemeanor charges, including three outstanding arrest warrants.
ISP says Huntington and Hall are not being charged at this time.