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Whitley County Sheriff K-9 dies in crash after police chase

The Indiana State Police said it started as a carjacking in Plymouth around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 10:09 PM
Updated: Jul 11, 2019 8:29 AM

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. (WFFT) - A Whitley County Sheriff deputy's K-9 died in a fiery crash after a police chase.

The Indiana State Police said it started as a carjacking in Plymouth around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

State troopers caught up with the car shortly after on U.S. 30.

When other officers arrived, they tried a high-risk stop Meijer Drive on U.S. 30. in Kosciusko County.

The car stopped and a passenger got out, but the driver drove off.

A Whitley County Deputy positioned his car in the intersection of U.S. 30 and Whitley County C.R. 450 West and set up stop sticks.

The suspect avoided the stop sticks and hit the deputy's car in the passenger side and the deputy's car burst into flames.

Officers were unable to get the K-9 patrol dog out of the Charger and it died on scene. The deputy was unharmed.

The suspect had minor injuries and was treated at a hospital.

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