Police pursuit on Toll Road exceeds 100 mph, ends in crash

(photo supplied / Indiana State Police)

A police pursuit on the Indiana Toll Road ended in a crash.

Indiana State Police Troopers tried to pull over a Jeep for a traffic violation just west of the C.R. 17 exit in on Wednesday.

Instead of stopping, the Jeep sped off heading eastbound, reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

At exit 101 for Bristol, the Jeep attempted to exit but was going too fast for the ramp and ended up driving down an embankment and crashing into a tree line.

The driver, identified as 32-year-old Waylon Weaver of Middlebury got out of the Jeep and fled on foot.

Troopers caught up to him and took him into custody after Weaver fell in a sand pit.

Weaver was taken to a Elkhart General Hospital to be medically cleared from crashing and then taken to the Elkhart County Jail where he faces preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Resisting Law Enforcement With a Vehicle, Criminal Recklessness, Reckless Driving, and an active warrant out of Elkhart County.