Police: Teen critically hurt after crashing stolen car into house

Police: Teen critically hurt after crashing stolen car into house. (Provided Photo/DeKalb County Sheriff's Department)

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A 16-year-old is in critical condition after crashing a car into a home south of Garrett Sunday morning.

Police: Teen critically hurt after crashing stolen car into house. (Provided Photo/DeKalb County Sheriff's Department)
Police: Teen critically hurt after crashing stolen car into house. (Provided Photo/DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department)

According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, the crash happened around 8:30 a.m. when the teenager was driving on County Road 60 and went off the road. The car then crashed into a home on the 1500 block of County Road 60.

A department report said when officers arrived they found the driver on the ground. The teenager was hospitalized in critical condition with internal injuries and numerous cuts.

Police: Teen critically hurt after crashing stolen car into house. (Provided Photo/DeKalb County Sheriff's Department)
Police: Teen critically hurt after crashing stolen car into house. (Provided Photo/DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department)

Investigators discovered the car the teenager drove had been stolen from a location on the 1700 block of County Road 68.

Police said alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.

The home suffered considerable damage.

Police are withholding the juvenile’s name and said charges could be filed against the teenager.

The crash is under investigation.

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