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Sunday, May 13, 2018 1:00 am

Marion teen killed in crash with police car

Associated Press

MARION – A teenager was killed and another injured when their car collided with a police cruiser in Marion.

Authorities said the crash happened late Friday in downtown Marion. Police say the car with the two 18-year-old women inside went through a red light and pulled into the path of the police car that had its lights and sirens activated while going to assist another officer with a traffic stop involving narcotics.

State police say Payton Rogers of Marion died at the scene and passenger Baleeve Gregory of Marion was flown by helicopter to a Fort Wayne hospital with head injuries.

The cruiser left the street and crashed into a building, but officials say the officer was treated at a hospital and released.