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Teen suspected of shoplifting crashes car into two others while being chased by Speedway police

Posted at 2:48 PM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 17:49:20-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- A 17-year-old girl suspected of shoplifting crashed her car into two others while being chased by Speedway police Wednesday morning.

Police were trying to stop the teen and her mother after getting a report that the girl shoplifted from the Kohl's in Speedway.

The two ran from the store, jumped into a red Toyota Camry and headed east on 16th Street. The car crossed the median, hit a Buick, then a telephone pole and a speed limit sign, before hitting a Chevy Impala that was sitting the in the parking lot of the post office at 16th and Tibbs Avenue.

The girl and her mother had to be cut from the car.  They were both taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police later arrested Louvina Reynolds,42, of Indianapolis, for the theft from Kohl's. They also discovered that Reynolds has an open warrant for theft out of Marion County.

Her daughter was arrested for resisting/fleeing with a vehicle, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident.

The 24-year-old driver of the Impala was hospitalized in good condition.

The driver of the third car was checked out at the scene.