(Richmond, IN)--One person is dead following a car chase early Friday morning. For reasons that have not been released, officers pursued a BMW in a residential area near Richmond High School at around 1 o’clock Friay morning. The driver fled to Abington Pike and lost control on an S curve near the city limits. The BMW then hit a tree and caught fire. Scanner traffic indicated the driver had initially fled the scene, but he was found in the wreckage. The driver has now been identified as 36-year-old Phillip Casebolt of Richmond. Casebolt's body has been taken to Dayton for autopsy to determine if drugs and/or alcohol were a factor.