Indianapolis, IN - The man who police say fled from a police officer Tuesday, leading to a pursuit that ended in a fatal crash, was under surveillance by officers prior to the chase.
On Wednesday, ISP said in a media release that Mark Padgett, 37, was "involved in a heroin, possibly laced with the deadly drug Fentanyl, drug transaction in the area of 25th Street and Post Rd."
The release also said that troopers were conducting surveillance on Padgett and that a trooper tried to stop Padgett for a traffic violation but that he led officers on a short pursuit.
During the pursuit, Padgett is alleged to have thrown items from the vehicle.
The crash ended in a fiery crash at Brookville Rd. at Arlington Ave., killing Michael Ramsey, a passenger in Padgett's vehicle.
Four people were hospitalized after the crash.