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Teenager fleeing in stolen car injures two in Wichita crash

Authorities say a fleeing 17-year-old in a stolen car has injured two people in a Wichita crash.

Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Tim Myers said in a news release that the teen pulled into a gas station Sunday after a deputy began following her.  The Wichita Eagle reports that she waited until the deputy exited his vehicle and then fled.  She drove about 1 mile before running a red light and crashing into another vehicle, injuring its 87-year-old driver and the elderly woman’s 45-year-old passenger.

Myers says the teen attempted to get away but was arrested by another deputy.  She was treated at a hospital before being booked into the juvenile detention facility on suspicion of aggravated battery, driving under the influence and several other charges.

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