Six teenagers from South Dakota stole a truck from a gas station in Eagan on Thursday morning, fled from police and later crashed into an SUV carrying a mother and her child.
The Inver Grove Heights Police Department says pursuit of the fleeing vehicle was called off when the teens sped into oncoming traffic, going northbound in the southbound lanes of Hwy. 55.
It later struck an SUV driven by a mother who had her infant child in the back.
The woman had to be extricated the vehicle, suffering injuries that are serious but non-life-threatening. The child was fortunately uninjured.
The driver of the stolen truck was a 15-year-old boy, with five other Sioux Falls teens – who are believed to be runaways – in the truck as passengers.
Four of the teens suffered injuries ranging from lacerations to broken bones.
The driver was uninjured. He was arrested and charged with criminal vehicular operation, fleeing police and possession of stolen property. He's been booked into a Dakota County Juvenile Detention Center.
The sixth teen is also in a juvenile shelter awaiting arrival of a parent.
Here's a link to the official report from the Inver Grove Heights PD.