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Two 16-year-olds charged for cruiser crash

Two 16-year-olds are in jail following a crash involving a police cruiser.

As previously reported by MyToba.ca, it happened early Monday morning around 2:30am.

Three vehicles collided near the intersection of McPhillips Street and Redwood Avenue.

Just before, police allegedly tried to pull over the suspect vehicle less than two blocks away, but it took off.

Four youth suspects in that vehicle, along with two adults in the other vehicle, were taken to hospital.

Police say the were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The stretch of road remained closed into Monday evening.

The first youth is facing a slew of charges including Flight from Peace Officer, three counts of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Cause Bodily Harm, Possess Property Obtained by Crime, Take Motor Vehicle without Owner’s Consent, Drive Disqualified, Fail to Remain at Accident and Exchange Particulars.

The second 16-year-old has been charged with Possess Property Obtained by Crime and three counts of Fail to Comply Undertaking.

Both remain behind bars.

The Independent Investigation Unit (IIU) of Manitoba is investigating.

—Andrew McCrea, MyToba.ca

Andrew McCrea is a hard news junkie with a passion for crime reporting. He studied business, media production, and journalism at Red River College earning two diplomas. McCrea also loves cinema, creative writing, and programming websites and software.
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