Muncie man arrested after high speed chase in Marshall County

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It was fast and furious and, fortunately, only minor injuries were reported when a police chase ended with a crash in Marshall County.

The pursuit during the early morning hours of Friday, March 3,  on State Road 110 between Peach and Queen Roads.

Indiana State Police say a trooper clocked the vehicle traveling 80 miles per hour in a 60 mile per hour zone on U.S. 30 near 19th Road.

The trooper tried to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle accelerated.  The trooper pursued the vehicle with his emergency lights and siren activated.  The vehicle continued to violate traffic laws while attempting to evade police for nearly nine miles.  Speeds during the pursuit reached 90 miles per hour, according to a report from Indiana State Police.

At approximately 10:15 a.m., the suspect vehicle disregarded a stop sign at the intersection of Peach Rd. and State Road 110 traveling south bound.  A semi tractor trailer was traveling west bound on State Road 110 and struck the suspect vehicle as it disregarded the stop sign.

There were four occupants in the suspect vehicle at the time of the pursuit.  Three of the occupants in the vehicle, including the driver, were injured and taken to St. Joseph Regional Hospital in Plymouth. The passengers suffered minor injuries and were released from the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle, identified as Orran Burch, 26, of Muncie, was charged with felony resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and booked into the Marshall County Jail.

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