Two young teens injured after hit-and-run in Steuben County

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a hit-and-run accident that left two...
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a hit-and-run accident that left two young teens severely injured, Saturday.(WPTA)
Updated: Oct. 2, 2022 at 11:16 PM EDT
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STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a hit-and-run that left two young teens injured Saturday.

According to a release shared on the department’s Facebook page, deputies are investigating a crash that happened on 1500 West CR 275 North in Pleasant Township. They say it happened Saturday just before 9 p.m. after they received calls about a crash involving two pedestrians.

When deputies arrived, they say two juveniles were found with significant injuries near the road. They say a 12-year-old was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, and a 13-year-old was airlifted to Fort Wayne in grave condition for treatment.

Initial reports say a car was traveling east on CR 275 N and struck the two juveniles as they were walking along the road. Police say the driver of the vehicle left the scene.

This incident remains under investigation by Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Detectives. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 260-668- 4646 or Steuben County Crime Stoppers at 260-668-STOP.

The Angola City Police Department, Angola Fire Department, Steuben County EMS, and Parkview Samaritan Helicopter all assisted at the scene.