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Teen dies in police chase

October 25, 2011

A teenager who walked away from a western Indiana youth home has died from crash injuries he suffered after he and two others carjacked a pickup truck, state police say. The 17-year-old boys were reported missing Monday night from Gibault Children's Services in Terre Haute. They are suspected of attacking a man in an attempted carjacking and later beating another man before stealing his truck. The truck hit a light pole and several vehicles at a car lot when a trooper tried to stop it minutes later. The driver ran off but was caught nearby. Both passengers were taken to an Indianapolis hospital, where Therlow Pope IV of Gary died Tuesday after suffering head injuries.

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