MARION, Ind. (WLFI) — A Grant County teenager is dead after a crash involving a Marion police officer Friday night. It happened around 11 p.m. at Third and Washington streets in Marion.
Investigators said that Officer Brian Davis was driving a squad car westbound on Third Street approaching Washington Street.
As the police car entered the intersection, a southbound vehicle driven by 18-year-old Payton Rogers ran a red light and pulled into its path.
Police said the officer was on the way to a call and had emergency lights and siren activated. The police car also had the right-of-way with a green traffic light.
Rogers was pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital with a head injury.
Officer Davis was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injures.
The crash is still under investigation.
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