Teens injured after crashing stolen car

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Two teenagers were injured after police say they crashed a stolen car. Police say a 13-year-old girl was driving the car.

It happened before 6:30 am when an Indiana State trooper tried to stop a car for erratic driving. The trooper was en route to training in southern Indiana when he spotted the southbound car on I-65 around the 66 mile marker, speeding up, slowing down and swerving onto the emergency strip.

When the trooper turned on his lights, the car took off. The vehicle exited I-65 and tried to turn west onto State Road 58, but couldn't make the turn because the driver was going too fast.

The car slide across SR 58 and rolled down an embankment, landing on its roof.

Police say the driver, a 13-year-old girl reported as a runaway from Indianapolis, was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Her passenger, a 17-year-old boy also reported as a runaway from Indianapolis, was take by medical helicopter to Methodist Hospital. His injuries are unknown.

Police say the 1998 Honda Accord the girl was driving was reported stolen from Indianapolis Monday morning.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Columbus City Police, Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department and EMS/Rescue.