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Man, 18, charged after chase ends with crash

Charges were filed against an 18-year-old Toledo man after he crashed an allegedly stolen vehicle into a tree and house Sunday while pursued by police.

Darion Martin of 836 Southbriar Rd. is charged with failure to comply and grand theft auto. He was in fair condition Monday night in Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said.

According to a police incident report, officers saw a vehicle on Sunday with its bright head beams on and attempted to stop the vehicle using lights and sirens. The driver of the vehicle, a 2012 Kia Forte, did not stop and took officers on a chase to Western Avenue and Langdon Street where the driver lost control of the vehicle, crashed into a tree, and then struck 803 Western Ave. The Kia then caught fire.

Police pulled Mr. Martin out of the vehicle. Passenger Craig Roger of Oregon, whose age was unavailable, was thrown from the vehicle.

Mr. Roger was also taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries. A hospital spokesman did not have information about a patient by that name.

The Kia was stolen Saturday, police said.

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