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Man dies after injuries from crash

The Brazil Police Department says a man involved in a police-chase turned two-vehicle accident on Friday morning has died.

Posted: Dec. 16, 2017 9:37 AM
Updated: Dec. 16, 2017 6:41 PM

CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - The Brazil Police Department says a man involved in a police-chase turned two-vehicle accident has died.

The accident happened Friday morning in front of the Clay County YMCA.

Police say the incident started around 5:30 a.m. when a Brazil Police Officer tried to pull 32-year-old Joey Allen over near Church Street and Walnut Street in Brazil - but he took off.

Police report Allen was a habitual traffic violator which made it a felony for him to drive.

About four blocks away, police report Allen hit a white vehicle in front of the Clay County YMCA. There were two minors and an adult male inside the white vehicle.

Allen's vehicle then hit the Brazil High School monument in front of the Y, flipped over and caused serious damage to the top of the vehicle.

Police say there were notified by the Marion County Coroner's Office Saturday that Allen had died as a result of his injuries. Officials say Allen had severe head and spinal injuries as a result of the crash, that were not survivable.

Officials say that an autopsy for Allen has also been scheduled.

At last check, the two juveniles and the adult male in the white car were taken to Regional Hospital in Terre Haute for non-life threatening injuries.

News 10 will continue to follow this story.

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