13-year-old fleeing from police causes fatal wreck

Friday, July 27, 2012 | 9:32 a.m. CDT; updated 2:28 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 27, 2012

WASHINGTON — An eastern Missouri teenager is dead after her car was struck by a pickup truck driven by a 13-year-old girl who was reportedly fleeing from police.

The Washington Missourian reports that 17-year-old Aubrey Nothum of Washington died at a hospital after the accident on Highway 100.

Authorities said Nothum was stopped at a red light at 12:04 a.m. Friday when a pickup driven by the 13-year-old struck the driver's side of Nothum's car. The Missourian said the 13-year-old was fleeing from a Franklin County deputy.

The 13-year-old and her 11-year-old brother, a passenger in the truck, are hospitalized with moderate injuries.


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