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Anderson’s double-fatality crash caused by a 100 mph police pursuit



Anderson, Indiana – Following a police chase, two people were murdered and four others were critically injured in a multi-vehicle incident on Sunday. As a result, an Anderson man is being charged with reckless homicide.

The Madison County Coroner’s Office identified John and Karol Lewellen as the victims of the collision. Their ages are yet unknown.

Around 11:54 a.m. on Sunday, Anderson police responded to a deadly crash near the intersection of 19th and Jackson Streets, according to a probable cause document.

According to court records, Pendleton Police Department officers made an effort to pull over 35-year-old Brandon Teague for operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

Officers approached Teague, who was stopped at a red signal in a GMC Sierra pickup truck. Teague rushed away from the cops as soon as the light turned green.

According to court filings, the pursuit went up to 100 mph while swerving through many streets and on both sides of the road.

According to court filings, cops eventually lost Teague as a result of the heavy traffic and slowed down until they noticed a “puff of smoke” following the collision on West 19th Street.

According to investigators, Teague ran the red light at the intersection of Jackson and 19th Streets during the pursuit. Teague slammed into the Lewellens’ Buick Enclave as she raced through the intersection.

The Buick struck a Jeep that was stopped at a red light at a high rate of speed.

At the scene, the Lewellens were declared deceased. Four of the six people inside the Jeep were reportedly in critical condition when they were transported to Ascension St. Vincent in Anderson.

Teague was arrested after the collision, where he suffered minor injuries. According to court filings, detectives discovered later that Teague was the subject of a Grant County warrant for firearm possession as a major violent felon.

In addition, Teague is accused of criminal recklessness and aggressive driving that results in death, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle that causes death, and having a firearm in his possession as a convicted felon.

Without bond, he is being held at the Madison County jail. There isn’t currently a scheduled court date.









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