A Niles man who led a pursuit that ended with a fatal crash is going to prison.
39-year-old James Morrison took a plea deal where two charges he was facing were dropped. Instead, he pleaded guilty to resisting law enforcement, drug, driving under the influence, and causing a crash with serious bodily injury charges.
On February 21, 2017, he led a Berrien County deputy on a chase while driving a stolen SUV over 100 miles per hour. Morrison’s SUV ended up ramming a pickup truck at Indiana 933 and Dardek Road. 62-year-old Andre Northern Junior was killed in the impact.
It was later determined Morrison had used heroin prior to the crash.
His sentencing is March 6th.