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1 dead in crash involving vehicle pursuit on Indianapolis' south side

It happened Monday night in the 4500 block of Madison Avenue.

INDIANAPOLIS — Metro police are investigating a deadly crash in the 4500 block of Madison Avenue.

It happened Monday around 11 p.m. when a uniformed officer recognized a pick-up truck on Shelby Street near Garfield Park as reported stolen.

The truck's driver pulled over when police signaled but pulled away when officers exited their vehicle, leading them on a brief pursuit.

The chase went south on Shelby Street at between 45 and 50 mph, but the suspect increased speed approaching the intersection of Madison Avenue. 

The driver lost control of the truck and left the roadway.

The driver was ejected from the wreckage and was pronounced dead a short time later.

No one else was hurt. An investigation is underway.

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