Shortly before 5:30 p.m., members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Brazil City Police and Fire departments and the Indiana State Police were dispatched to the scene of an accident involving a passenger vehicle that hit at least one utility pole in front of the Coffee Cup Restaurant, 903 West Jackson Street.
According to officials at the scene, the driver and a Clay County Sheriff's Department deputy, both currently unidentified, were traveling westbound during a pursuit, in which the driver was clocked at an approximate speed of 100 mph shortly before losing control of the vehicle.
The driver, whose injuries were not disclosed at the scene, was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital.
Officials confirmed stop sticks were deployed in an attempt to stop the speeding vehicle before entering the heavy traffic, which was backed up because traffic lights were not functioning due to the storm, on US 40 inside Brazil city limits.
The reason for the pursuit and further accident details were not released due to the ongoing investigation.