Runaway Teens In Stolen Lexus Wreck In Springfield

Runaway Teens In Stolen Car Wreck In Springfield

Two minors (both males about 15 years old, one from Gallatin TN and the other with ties to Springfield TN) allegedly stole a vehicle, (the maroon Lexus pictured.) The two teens were on their way to Springfield to allegedly shoot someone according to police. Springfield PD had received information Thursday afternoon that the two teens in the stolen Lexus may be heading to Springfield looking to allegedly buy a gun or perhaps already had one and may be on some kind of mission.

The quick eye of a Springfield officer around 3:00AM Friday morning put their plans to rest. There were several factors that may have helped Springfield PD to see the car. The description indicated that it would be two young males in a maroon Lexus with temporary tags. Another wild stroke of luck was that the Lexus  had a headlight out which helped the car stand out even more, but as we understand it that was not part of the description of the vehicle.

Attempts by the Springfield PD to get the teens to pull over were ignored. A chase ensued for a short time. At one point during the chase the teen seemed to have gotten lost and ended up in the subdivision around Westwind Dr and Carls Place in Springfield or more generally, near 5th and Central. (Map to exact location of wreck) The speed that the teens were traveling made the sharp curve on Westwind Dr an impossibility and the Lexus veered off the road and struck a pickup truck sandwiching it against a utility pole.  Both airbags deployed but the teens sustained only minor injuries and the police were able to bring the two teens into custody without incident.

As with any case involving a police pursuit by the Springfield police department it is their policy to have the Tennessee Highway Patrol handle the accident report. As soon as we receive it we will let you know if any new details emerge..

Jim Ball reporting December 28, 2012

 Additional Photos (Below) by Lionel Powell


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  1. Malissa O

    Geeezz people, I hope you are as prefect as you sound.

  2. Kimberly

    The teens are not miners and a chase ensued, not issued.

    Could it be that “the spelling is not important” is part of the problem with Robertson County schools? I’m sure there is not a teacher worth their salt that would say “it’s okay that you misspelled the word, as long as I know what you’re trying to say”. Call me a Nazi. I say that anything worth doing (or spelling) is worth doing right.

  3. DAVE FISHER

    THE STORI IS IMPORTENT. THE SPALLING IS KNOT!!!!!

  4. elaine decker

    Was pointing out a small typo that important? Smokey seems to be working very hard and does a really good job. I am sure you were just adding humor but it brought to my mind the incredible number of grammar and spelling errors found daily in the big news corps articles. They have tons of staff and they should do better. Good job Smokey!