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1 killed, 1 badly hurt in crash with police car in Marion

May 12, 2018

MARION, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a teenager was killed and another was badly injured when their car collided with a police cruiser in a northeastern Indiana city.

The crash happened late Friday in downtown Marion. Police say the car with the two 18-year-old women inside went through a red light and pulled into the path of the police car that had its lights and sirens activated while going to assist another officer with a traffic stop involving narcotics.

State police say driver Payton Rogers of Marion died at the scene and passenger Baleeve Gregory of Marion was flown by helicopter to a Fort Wayne hospital with head injuries.

The police car left the street and crashed into a building, but officials say the officer was treated at a hospital and released.

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