Teen driver of fatal crash faces several preliminary charges

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 4, 2014)– A 19-year-old is now facing several charges after a fatal accident involving a stolen car.

George Porter, 79, was on his way to church Sunday morning when a stolen vehicle ran a red light and plowed into his car. Police were chasing the car because it matched the description of a vehicle taken during an armed carjacking earlier that morning.

The accident happened at 16th Street and E. Riverside Drive, about an hour after the carjacking was reported to police. A sheriff’s deputy assigned to Eskenazi noticed a Toyota Camry with the same license plate as one reported stolen at gunpoint on the west side. The officer tried to pull the car over but the driver refused, forcing the deputy to lead chase.

The stolen car traveled westbound on 16th while the deputy maintained a speed of 50 mph and called for back up. The stolen car ran a red light and hit Porter’s vehicle, killing him.

Police arrested 19-year-old Troy Scott. He attempted to run from police and was attacked by a K9 officer. Officers found a large amount of cash on Scott. They also found a discarded .38 handgun on the sidewalk along Indiana Avenue, the same route used during the chase.

IMPD says Scott is now facing preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, failure to stop at an accident causing death and reckless homicide.

Porter leaves behind a wife of 60 years, a son and several grandchildren. His wife was planning to attend church with him but she was running late so he left without her.

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