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Suspects hit teen driver in high-speed chase


OKLAHOMA CITY – After getting her driver’s license, a teenage girl wrecked her first car but it wasn’t her fault.

Her grandfather said it was struck by a truck involved in a high-speed chase with Oklahoma City Police.

Gorman Newton was in the passenger seat when his granddaughter’s car was rear-ended by a red Ford Ranger Thursday afternoon.

The truck then crashed into a tree near N.W. 36th St. and Classen Blvd.

“She just got her driver’s license today,” Newton said.

Oklahoma City Police were chasing the truck which officers said was reported stolen.

The two suspects jumped out of the vehicle and were later arrested.

“Anytime someone fails to stop for police they are creating a danger for everyone,” Lt. Don Clark said.

Newton and his granddaughter are OK but her car suffered significant damage.

“What kills ya, even though it is their fault, they don’t have insurance because it is a stolen car,” Newton said.

Newton has already contacted his insurance company.

Police have not released the names of the man and woman who were arrested.