Police: burglary suspect dies in I-94 crash

PORTER COUNTY, Ind. – A man accused of burglary died during a pursuit along I-94 on Wednesday, Indiana State Police reported.

At 8:06 p.m., the Michigan City Police Department arrived to an address in the 600 block of Carlon Court for a report of a burglary in progress.

Officers at the scene located a white 2009 Chevrolet Impala without any lights on. Officers tried to initiate a traffic stop but the vehicle allegedly left the area, driving south through Michigan City and entering I-94 westbound from U.S. 421, reports said.

Surrounding law enforcement were notified and Michigan City police ended their pursuit near mile-marker 33.

Once the Impala entered Porter County, a state trooper began chasing the suspect.

At mile-marker 22, the driver made a sudden lane change and rear-ended a semi traveling in the middle lane.

The impact caused the Impala to travel underneath the semi and get wedged under the trailer.

The driver of the semi pulled to the right shoulder, where troopers tried to help the driver of the Impala.

The impact pinned the driver inside the vehicle, resulting in his death.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

The driver of the Impala was identified as 29-year-old Olajuan R. Nuttall of Michigan City.

At the time of the chase, Nuttall had five active warrants for felonies and misdemeanors out of La Porte County.

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