Teenager arrested after fiery crash

  • Comments
  • Print

Indianapolis police have arrested a 14-year-old girl in connection with a fiery crash Tuesday afternoon that injured three passengers in the car she was driving. Preliminary charges against the unlicensed driver, who was not identified, include criminal recklessness causing serious bodily injury. The accident occurred on South Mickley Avenue on the city’s west side. Witnesses said the vehicle was traveling at a high speed before the driver lost control and struck a tree, causing the car to burst into flames. The girl sustained non-life threatening injuries, but the three boys in the vehicle were transported to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in critical condition. Two of the passengers, 13-year-olds Arturo Laurrabaquio and Jose Islas, were later upgraded to stable condition. The other boy, whose name was not released, remained critical.

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

Story Continues Below

Editor's note: You can comment on IBJ stories by signing in to your IBJ account. If you have not registered, please sign up for a free account now. Please note our updated comment policy that will govern how comments are moderated.