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HAMMOND — Indiana State Police are searching for two people who reportedly fled their vehicle Monday night after leading police on a high-speed pursuit that ended with a crash in Munster.

A state police officer attempted to stop the black Lincoln shortly before 11:30 p.m. in the area of Calumet Avenue and 142nd Street in Hammond, according to Indiana State Police Cpl. Glenn Katayama.

The car ran a red light and took off at a high rate of speed down 142nd Street, he said. The car contained a male driver and female passenger, the latter of whom threw something out the window in the area of Hohman Avenue and Lawndale Drive in Munster, he said.

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The pursuit came to an end when the Lincoln crashed in the area of Sunset Lane and Manor Avenue, Katayama said. Both occupants of the vehicle fled and were not caught by police.

Police found marijuana they believed had been tossed from the vehicle and a backpack believed to have been carried by the driver that contained cocaine.

The case remains under investigation.

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Bob is a 23-year veteran of The Times. He covers county government and courts in Porter County, federal courts, police news and regional issues. He also created the Vegan in the Region blog, is an Indiana University grad and lifelong region resident.