TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A teenage driver went airborne on the Hoosier Heartland Highway causing a two-car crash Thursday evening.
Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Hainje says Steven Warthan II, 17, of Delphi, was driving an AMC Javelin south on County Road 750 East and didn't stop as he crossed State Road 25 near Buck Creek.
Investigators say he was going so fast, the car went airborne as it crossed the highway and was hit by a Ford Mustang driven by Christine Wagner, 49, of Burnettsville, heading east around 6:55 p.m.
Both drivers along with one passenger in the Javelin were uninjured.
Investigators say there are reports that the driver of the Javelin was on the phone at the time of the crash.
"The intersection is pretty clear and the stop signs are very visible at this location so it's something certainly attributed to the reason why the driver didn't see the stop sign," says Dep. Hainje.
Warthan II was cited for disregarding a stop sign. The intersection was cleared by about 8 p.m.
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