The Cleveland Metro Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a traffic crash that occurred in the early morning hours of April 14.
The crash occurred at approximately 3:31 a.m. at Euclid Avenue and East 36th Street. One of the vehicles involved in the crash was actively being pursued by a trooper when the crash occurred, officials said.
According to police, a 16-year-old boy was driving a 2000 Dodge Caravan southbound on East 36th Street when a Cleveland Post trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop for failing to display a front license plate and a broken rear window. A chase started and lasted about six minutes before the Caravan failed to stop for a red light and was struck by a westbound vehicle on Euclid Avenue.
Both vehicles came to rest at the southwest corner of the intersection, authorities said. The westbound vehicle, a 2004 Dodge Durango, was being driven by Angela D. Horn, 51, of Cleveland Heights. Horn, along with two other passengers in her vehicle, were taken to University Hospitals for treatment.
The 16-year-old was transported to Rainbow Children’s Hospital for treatment, according to officials. Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Interstate Towing.
The Dodge Caravan driven by the 16-year-old was confirmed to be stolen. It is currently unknown if the Caravan was used to commit any other offenses. A passenger in the Caravan, who was not identified, fled the crash scene on foot.
The 16-year-old is currently hospitalized at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and is listed in serious condition. Criminal charges are pending the investigation.