Elkhart driver to be charged in crash

Elkhart Police say an officer saw a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed early Thursday morning, which caused the vehicle to crash into a barricade at Richmond Avenue and McDonald Street. 

According to police, 19-year-old Alexandro Ramirez drove away from the scene. 

That's when Cpl. Wade tried stopping the vehicle, which was traveling south on Sterling Avenue to Lusher Avenue. 

Police say the vehicle then left the road and hit a stop sign and utility pole.

The vehicle continued south on Sterling Avenue where it hit a second utility pole and came to a rest in the parking lot of Elkhart Bedding (2124 Sterling Avenue). 

Ramirez was taken to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment and was later admitted.

Police have not arrested Ramirez, but say he will be charged with possession of a controlled substance, operating while intoxicated, illegal consumption, resisting in a vehicle, resisting arrest and leaving the scene of a crash. 

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