Several sent to hospital, woman arrested after crash in Lebanon following pursuit


LEBANON, Ind. — Several people have been taken to the hospital and a woman was arrested after a crash in Lebanon following a pursuit with sheriff’s deputies, according to the Lebanon Police Department.

The pursuit began at about 4 p.m. Tuesday after Boone County deputies spotted a potentially stolen vehicle on 650 West. Deputies were able to pull the vehicle over on 400 West and SR 32, but as they stepped out of their car, the vehicle took off, according to police.

Authorities say as the chase continued into Lebanon, deputies started to back off the pursuit, but the driver of the stolen vehicle crashed into multiple other vehicles at the intersection of SR 32 and SR 39, causing a four-vehicle crash.

After the crash, the driver of the stolen vehicle — identified as 18-year-old Jamiah Nicole Brown, of Muncie — grabbed her 3-month-old infant, exited the vehicle and ran from the crash scene, according to LPD. Officers were able to find Brown and her infant just south of the crash scene.

Brown was taken to the Boone County Jail for preliminary charges including leaving the scene of a serious bodily injury crash, criminal recklessness, and neglect of a dependent.

Police say all parties involved were taken to a local hospital, and any injuries sustained are believed to be non-life-threatening.

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