Grant County – Today at approximately 4:28 p.m., a vehicle pursuit ended with a motorcycle crash resulting in the death of an Alexandria, IN man. At the request of the Alexandria Police Department the Indiana State Police initiated an investigation.
The preliminary crash investigation by Indiana State Police Master Trooper Jeremy Perez revealed that an Alexandria Police officer initiated a traffic stop on a 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle, Gary Stone, 62, Alexandria, IN, failed to stop and led the officer on a pursuit. The chase started in Madison County but entered Grant County. The chase ended when the motorcycle crashed at the intersection of Grant County Roads 200 West and 700 South.
Further investigation showed that Stone was driving northbound on County Road 200 West, with officers behind him, when he failed to stop at a T-intersection at County Road 700 South. The motorcycle traveled off the road and into a field. Stone was ejected from the motorcycle.
Despite life-saving measures by first responders, Stone died at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.
Any questions about the pursuit should be directed to the Alexandria Police Department.
Perez was assisted, at the crash scene, by Master Trooper Todd Trottier, the Grant County Coroner's Office, the Swayzee Police Department, the Fairmount Police Department, the Fairmount Fire Department, Grant County EMS, Marion Health EMS, the Alexandria Police Department, and the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.
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