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Man dies in crash after attempted Indiana traffic stop

July 19, 2019

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after fleeing an attempted traffic stop in southern Indiana and crashing the car he was driving.

The (Columbus) Republic reports Scott County sheriff’s deputies tried to stop the car driven by 30-year-old Jesse A. Murphy of Edinburgh on Thursday night after it ran a red light in Scottsburg. The car continued onto Interstate 65 then crashed while trying to exit the freeway.

Indiana State Police and the county coroner’s office identified the driver as Murphy, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say they’re investigating whether Murphy was involved in an attempted theft at a business in Scottsburg shortly before the pursuit started.

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Information from: The Republic, http://www.therepublic.com/

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