Motorcyclist killed, passenger injured in crash after 100 mph police chase
David Godsey, 28, pronounced dead at scene
Last Updated: 272 days ago
PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. -
A motorcyclist was killed and a passenger was injured in a crash after trying to escape police Tuesday night in Putnam County.
Police said the pursuit began just before 10 p.m. on U.S. 40 near County Road 625 West when police tried to pull over a motorcycle going 57 mph in a 25 mph zone.
Police said the motorcyclist disobeyed the officer’s sirens and continued speeding, reaching 100 mph. The motorcyclist soon lost control and crashed into a drainage ditch. Both people were thrown from the motorcycle.
The motorcyclist, David Godsey, 28, of Brazil, Ind., was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger was identified as Jolene McCall, 25, of Terre Haute. McCall was flown by medical helicopter to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with life-threatening injuries.
The Putnam County Coroner’s Office said Godsey died of blunt force trauma. Investigators said Godsey did not have a valid Indiana driver’s license.
A toxicology report was pending, investigators said.
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