Stolen vehicle flees scene of crash on I-65


LAKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) – A vehicle that fled the scene of a crash was reported stolen from Joliet, Illinois.

A silver Nissan was involved in a hit and run on I-65 southbound at the 244 mile marker around 4:15 p.m. Monday.

The other driver was able to get a description and the plate number of the fleeing car.

After running the plate, it revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen from Joliet, Illinois on July 8.

Indiana State Trooper Corey Adam saw the stolen Nissan and made a traffic stop on I-65.

The driver initially stopped and then fled from the scene.

The Nissan swerved and crashed into the median cable barrier.

Both people in the Nissan, identified as 18-year-old James Faint and 18-year-old Octavia Watts, were taken into custody and transported to the Jasper County Jail.

They were taken on charges of resisting law enforcement and vehicle theft.