Suspects’ car crashes into IFD firehouse after police chase, teen suspect dead

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BROWNSBURG, Ind.– A police chase has ended with the suspects’ car crashing into an Indianapolis Fire Department firehouse on the northwest side and IFD said one of the suspects has died.

Gas cleanup crews worked to shut off the gas main at the area of West 56th Street and Knollton Road, which is just west of Michigan Road.

IMPD told FOX59 on scene that the chase started in Hendricks County with Brownsburg police pursuing.

The suspect crashed into IFD Station 12 and damaged the gas line, IFD said.

Brownsburg police said two people, both 16 years old, were in the car being chased. The male passenger was declared dead and the male driver was taken to Wishard Hospital and is expected to survive, Brownsburg police said.

Police told Fox59 the teens were being treated at a rehab facility in McLean County, Ill., but fled the facility in a stolen vehicle before ending up in Brownsburg, Ind.  Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle for broken license plate light, but the suspects fled as an officer approached the driver’s side door, prompting a police chase, according to Brownsburg Police Det. Sgt. Jennifer Pyatt-Barrett.

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