Warsaw families heartbroken by deadly crash
Two teens are dead after a crash in Warsaw this weekend.
The incident started as a shoplifting call.
Indiana State Police say 19-year-old Jacob Slone and 16-year-old Paige Jefferson died after troopers say Slone wouldn't pull over.
Paige's mom told NewsCenter 16 on Monday the couple had been dating about three years and had a one-year-old son together, who thankfully, was not in the car when the crash happened.
Indiana State Police say they were alerted after 9:00 p.m. Saturday for a shoplifting call at Meijer along US-30.
A trooper who was nearby soon spotted what they believed to be Slone's car.
The trooper turned on his lights, trying to get Slone to stop.
Instead, Slone ran a red light at Parker Street, hitting three other vehicles, killing the young couple.
“Just stop,” ISP Sgt. Ted Bohner said. “If he just would've stopped, none of this would've happened. We wouldn't even be talking about this. It would've been one of those things where you deal with the consequences of the choices you make and none of this would've happened.”
“You see a truck completely totaled. You see a vehicle completely totaled,” William Parker, Jr. said. His fiancée was friends with Paige. “And knowing it was her, it leaves a hole in your heart feeling like there's something missing.”
NewsCenter 16 was unable to reach any officers from Warsaw Police in regards to what exactly the couple was accused of stealing.
There were two other people hurt in the crash, Miguel and Noral Linares. A spokesperson from Parkview Health says both are now in fair condition.
Right now, one-year-old Jase is being cared for by Paige's mom.
She says the Department of Child Services will have to look into the matter and determine the best place for him to go.
His grandmother Bambi is hoping to become his guardian.