first_img Facebook Police pursuit in Elkhart County ends with deadly crash Previous articlePortage woman charged with animal cruelty after DIY dog neuteringNext articleElkhart man, 27, killed in crash in on U.S. 12 in Edwardsburg Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. IndianaLocalNews Twitter Pinterest By Jon Zimney – June 15, 2020 0 743 WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Google+ (Photo supplied/Elkhart Truth) A police pursuit in Elkhart County ended with a deadly crash.The pursuit began around 9:40 a.m. on Monday, June 15, when an Elkhart County Sheriff’s Officer tried to stop a vehicle on County Road 7 north of County Road 6 for an equipment violation.While the Sheriff’s officer tried to stop the suspect vehicle, it accelerated to a high rate of speed, crossed a double yellow line and passed several vehicles.As the vehicle approached DI Drive, it collided with a semi that was making a left turn.A passenger in the suspect vehicle, a 40-year-old male, died at the scene.The driver of the vehicle, Roger Rhodes, 53, was taken to Elkhart General Hospital with internal injuries.Rhodes was found to have valid warrants for the following: escape from work release – no bond; theft; and operating after forfeiture of license. Rhodes was also found to be a habitual traffic violator for life.The Elkhart County Homicide Unit was called to investigate the incident due to the death and an officer being involved in the incident.The Indiana State Police was asked to perform the crash reconstruction portion of the investigation. Pinterestlast_img