SEVERE WX: Flood Warning View Alerts

One dead, one hurt in crash with police car in Marion

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.

Posted: May. 12, 2018 3:31 PM

MARION, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a teenager was killed and another was badly injured when their car collided with a police cruiser in a northeastern Indiana city.

Scroll for more content...


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 driver 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 police car left the street and crashed into a building, but officials say the officer was treated at a hospital and released.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Related Content

Article Comments

Fort Wayne
Broken Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 72°
Angola
Scattered Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 72°
Huntington
Scattered Clouds
71° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 71°
Decatur
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 72°
Van Wert
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 72°
About to get steamy and hot for the weekend.
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events