OWEN COUNTY -- A multi-county high-speed car chase has resulted in the death of a Poland man.
According to a press release from the Owen County Sheriff's Department, deputies spotted a suspicious vehicle at approximately 12:34 a.m. Saturday at the Cunot Community Center.
The deputy, according to the release, made contact with the two occupants, driver Tommy Jack Lawson, 56, Poland, and Kyal A. Campbell, 19, also of Poland. The two fled the area in Lawson's 1989 Jaguar, heading westbound on State Road 42.
The deputy then attempted to stop the car before the chase began.
The Jaguar continued west on SR 42 at speeds of up to 55 mph. At one point, the car left the roadway and upon returning to the road, Lawson reportedly attempted to ram the deputy's patrol vehicle.
The chase continued into Poland in Clay County, where the driver of the vehicle turned around and began traveling eastbound on SR 42, reaching speeds reportedly near 90 mph.
Approximately three miles east of Poland, the car went out of control in the westbound lane, before overturning and coming to a rest upright off the roadway near Owl Hollow Road.
According to officials, Lawson was trapped beneath the vehicle and died at the scene.
The passenger, Campbell, was transported to the Putnam County Hospital by Owen County EMS.
Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times that the Clay County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene and made it to Poland before the vehicle turned around and headed back into Owen County.
Other agencies assisting in the situation included the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division, Indiana State Police, Owen County Rescue Team, Poland Fire Department and Owen County Coroner's Office.
The incident is being investigated by the Indiana State Police District 33 in Bloomington.