Pursuit ends with crash, unknown injuries

From Local Sources

JASPER — A pursuit late Thursday night that started in Jasper ended in a crash with injury just inside Orange County.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office was notified at 11:50 p.m. of a report of a man with a gun in the area of Baden Strasse in Jasper. Indiana State Police add that the report was that of a suicidal subject who had a gun to his head in the middle of the roadway.

The individual was located in the Walmart/GameStop parking lot driving recklessly, according to the sheriff’s office.

Police said the male driver who was in a 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck went northbound on U.S. 231 into Haysville, turned eastbound on State Road 56 and the truck eventually crashed at Orange County Road 1175W after traveling over two sets of stop sticks.

The individual, who had to be extricated, was transported to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center before being transferred by St. Vincent Air Evac to an Evansville hospital.

The severity of the individual’s injuries were unknown and the sheriff’s department said his name is being withheld because of those injuries.

State police say a BB gun was located inside the vehicle early today.

The Jasper Police Department, Indiana State Police, a Department of Natural Resources conservation officer, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, French Lick Police Department, West Baden Police Department, Dubois Volunteer Fire Department, French Lick Volunteer Fire Department, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and Magner’s Towing and Recovery, Paoli, assisted.

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