Several Injured After Police Pursuit Ends in 4-Vehicle Crash in Lebanon

This is what’s left of the stolen vehicle involved in a crash in Lebanon.

At approximately 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, Boone County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were made aware of a possible stolen vehicle heading east on SR 32 from the Montgomery County line.

Deputies observed the vehicle matching the description east on SR 32 from 650 W. Deputies attempted a traffic stop at 400 West and SR 32. The vehicle initially stopped and as Deputies approached the vehicle took off. A pursuit was initiated and traveled into the city of Lebanon. Deputies started to back off the pursuit as it entered Lebanon due to the higher population of vehicles and citizens. The vehicle entered the intersection of SR 32 and SR 39 resulting in a 4-vehicle crash. All injuries are believed to be non-life threatening. Traffic is being diverted out of the area until the investigation of the scene is complete.

After the crash the driver of the stolen vehicle, Jamiah Nicole Brown 18 of Muncie, grabbed her infant and exited the vehicle. Jamiah ran from the scene with the infant in her arms. Lebanon Officers were able to locate Jamiah and her infant just South of the accident scene.

All parties involved were transported to hospitals for treatment.

Lebanon Police Department is investigating the crash with the assistance of the Boone County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team. BCSO is investigating the stolen vehicle involved in the pursuit.

Here is updated information about the accident.

The driver of the stolen vehicle, Jamiah Brown, was released from Witham Hospital in Lebanon and transported to the Boone County Jail.
Preliminary charges include:
Leaving the Scene of a Serious Bodily Injury Crash – Level 3 Felony
Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated causing Serious Bodily Injury – Level 5 Felony
Resisting Law Enforcement – Level 6 Felony
Criminal Recklessness – Level 6 Felony
Neglect of a Dependent – Level 6 Felony
Vehicle Theft – Level 6 Felony
Reckless Driving – Class A Misdemeanor
Brown is  innocent until proven guilty in the court of law. Her three month old baby has been treated for minor injuries only. The Indiana Department of Child Services is assisting in the investigation.

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