One dead following crash in Grant County

MARION, Ind. – One person is dead and a second is injured following an officer-involved accident in Grant County.

Just after 11 p.m. Friday evening, two Marion police officers, both in separate cars, responded to a fellow officer’s request for back-up during a traffic stop. Both police cruisers had their lights and sirens on en route to the traffic stop. When one of the officers entered the intersection of 3rd Street and Washington, he collided with a white 2004 Pontiac.

A female occupant of the Pontiac was pronounced dead at the scene. The other occupant, 18-year-old Believe Gregory, was transported to an area hospital. She was then life-lined via helicopter to a Fort Wayne hospital in critical condition.

According to a release from Marion Police, the officer was also taken to a hospital for evaluation and was later released.

Indiana State Police has taken over the investigation.