News: Teen arrested after multi-vehicle crash involving stolen car in Regent Square

PITTSBURGH, PA — A teenager was arrested early Monday after a multi-vehicle crash in east Pittsburgh involving a car that had been stolen from her grandmother, reports WPXI.

The wreck occurred on South Braddock Avenue, in the city’s Regent Square neighborhood, at about 2:00 a.m.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, officers had located the stolen vehicle, which was occupied by four juveniles, but its driver sped away. At one point, the fleeing vehicle turned right onto South Braddock Avenue and broadsided an orange car on the left side. The stolen vehicle then traveled to the right side and struck a Subaru, sending the victim vehicle into a tree and another vehicle ahead of it.

After the crash, all juvenile occupants of the stolen car fled the scene on foot, but PSP troopers were able to apprehend the teenage girl and one other male juvenile.

WPXI crews said they observed both suspects in handcuffs. Authorities have not confirmed the ages of either juvenile at this time.

It was unclear whether anyone was seriously hurt, but a medic truck responded to the scene, and all involved vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

Police departments from Pittsburgh, Swissvale, and Edgewood also assisted the PSP during the response.

An investigation remains ongoing.

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