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Illinois girl leads trooper on high speed chase, crashes in Burns Harbor

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A juvenile Illinois girl is facing delinquency charges after she crashed her mother’s car in Burns Harbor on Saturday while being pursued by an Indiana State Police trooper.

According to police, at 1:53 p.m. the ISP advised troopers of an erratic driver on I-94 last seen in the vicinity of the Ripley Street exit in Lake Station. A trooper in the area succeeded in locating the vehicle, whose driver was “changing lanes without signaling” and traveling at speeds between 50 and 110 miles per hour, police said.

The trooper attempted to make a traffic stop on the car but the driver “failed to yield and continued at a high rate of speed eastbound on I-94, passing in and out of traffic lanes without signaling,” police said.

Then, while exiting onto westbound U.S. Highway 20 in Burns Harbor, the driver failed to negotiate the ramp curve, left the roadway, and entered a ditch, where the vehicle rolled over several times before coming to rest upright on its wheels, police said.

The driver, an unlicensed juvenile female from Illinois, was transported to Porter Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, police said.

“Charges will be filed through the Porter County Juvenile Court,” police said. “The juvenile's family has been notified. The juvenile was in possession of her mother's car.”



Posted 2/27/2017




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