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18-Year-Old Killed In Crash Involving Marion Police Officer

An 18-year-old woman is dead and another person is critically injured after a crash involving a Marion Police Department officer responding to a call late Friday night. 

MARION, Ind. -- An 18-year-old woman is dead and another person is critically injured after a crash involving a Marion Police Department officer responding to a call late Friday night. 

Indiana State Police say Officer Brian Davis, 45, had his lights and sirens on while responding to help another officer with a traffic stop when the accident happened at the intersection of Third Street and Washington Street. 

Initial crash investigation shows that Payton Rogers, 18, pulled into the path of Officer Davis' car and that Officer Davis had the right-of-way with a green traffic light. 

Rogers was pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger, Baleeve Gregory, 18, was flown to a Fort Wayne Hospital to be treated for a serious head injury. She was last listed in critical condition. 

Officer Davis was taken to Marion General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

The crash remains under investigation by Indiana State Police. 

(Photo by RTV6)

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