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Julianna Chambers, 13, killed; Theresa Taramo, 57, critical after SUV hit by driver fleeing police at Gostlin and Columbia Avenue in Hammond, Indiana
Indiana State Police say East Chicago police pursued an SUV on Wednesday into Hammond, where officers from that city joined the chase. State police say the SUV ran a red light and hit an SUV driven by Julianna Chambers’ grandmother.
On Thursday, East Chicago police revealed the chase began when suspects Donnell Howard, of Highland, and Jessica Pichon, of East Chicago, tried to run from police after Pichon was caught stealing a case of beer from a store.
A judge has sentenced an Illinois woman to 15 years in prison on charges stemming from a high-speed police chase that ended with a crash killing a 13-year-old northwestern Indiana girl.