14-Year-Old Steals Car, Crashes Into Tree



In Murphysboro, a 14-year-old is accused of stealing a car and then crashing it into a tree.
 
Police say the vehicle was stolen from the 1300 block of Walnut Street on Wednesday around 5 p.m. A short time later, they say they saw a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed near Route 127 and Industrial Park Road.
 
Officers pursued the vehicle, but the suspect kept driving until he hit a tree.
 
The 14-year-old was taken to a hospital and then released to his parents. Charges are pending.

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