2 dead after Howard County pursuit ends in crash

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HOWARD COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A pursuit in Howard County ended with two people dead and two people in police custody.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a pursuit ended near 350 East and 300 South near the unincorporated town of Center in Howard County Monday evening.

HCSO says that deputies attempted to pull over a truck, but the truck took off, leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit that lasted about five minutes.

Investigators say the truck struck a house, then continued the chase.

The truck then struck a vehicle with two women inside. Both of the women in that vehicle have died as a result of the crash.

Police arrested the two men in the truck were arrested. One was taken to a local hospital. The driver of the truck remains in custody. The passenger was released, but police say he could still face charges.

The driver of the truck was being held in the Howard County Jail without bond.

Indiana State Police is assisting HCSO with the investigation.

No other information has been released.

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