TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Three people were taken to Union Hospital Wednesday night following a two-vehicle wreck that started with a police pursuit.
Indiana State Police said a trooper saw a truck speeding near 16th St. and Lafayette Avenue. The driver of the vehicle, Kenneth M. Rogers, 37, of Terre Haute, Ind., led the trooper through several city streets and alleys. According to state police he disregarded stop signs and drove recklessly through backyards before crashing into another vehicle at 13 1/2 and Elizabeth Avenue.
When MyWabashValley.com crews arrived at the scene the truck was on it’s side and a portion of 13 1/2 street was closed for clean up.
Indiana State Police Sgt. Matt Ames said Rogers was wanted on an active warrant out of Vigo County for resisting law enforcement. Ames said the car hit was carrying two passengers. The two passengers and Rogers were taken to Union with non-life threatening injuries.
During a search of Rogers’ vehicle, it was discovered that he was also in possession of marijuana, methamphetamine and syringes. Troopers also suspected Rogers was impaired. Once medically cleared from Union Hospital, Rogers was placed under arrest and is currently being held in the Vigo County Jail.
He faces multiple charges including resisting law enforcement, operating while intoxicated, criminal recklessness and drug-related offenses.