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3 injured when unlicensed teen driver flees police stop and crashes on bridge – Indianapolis News | Weather Indiana | Indiana traffic

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WISH) – An attempt by Indiana State Police to stop an apparently impaired driver ended with the injuries of three people, including the 15-year-old unlicensed driver who fled authorities.

The unlicensed teen driver, who was not named in a news release issued Saturday by state police, was seriously injured, but the injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

An officer attempted to stop the teen driver’s 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara SUV near the intersection of State Road 930/Coliseum Boulevard and Goshen Road around 12:40 a.m. Saturday. That’s southeast of the I-69 interchange for US 30 and State Road 930.

About three and a half miles to the east, the teen driver’s SUV crashed into a 2025 Chevrolet pickup on the St. Joseph River bridge, which was closed to eastbound traffic for about four hours to clear total vehicles and clear the document incident.

Two people in the pickup — driver Rosa Diaz Toledo, 27, and her passenger, Ximena Diaz Toledo, 22, both of Fort Wayne — were taken to a hospital for injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

The teen’s SUV caught fire upon impact and three Fort Wayne Police Department officers — Conner Sherwin, Joel Jackson and Josh Franciscy — pulled the teenage boy from the SUV, the release said.

As of Saturday afternoon, no criminal charges had been filed.

Toxicology results were still pending for both drivers, the news release said.