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Two Indiana teens lead police on chase after stolen car in Forsyth

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Photo of a police siren.

Photo of a police siren.

Two Indiana teenagers in a stolen car led the Monroe County Patrol on a chase Tuesday night in Forsyth that ended in a crash, officials said.

The chase began around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night and lasted eight miles after deputies were unable to stop the car from crashing on I-75 South, according to a news release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver was 18-year-old Ethan Whaley, who drove the stolen Honda Civic around a police car to exit onto I-75. Whaley and his passenger, 19-year-old Tony Bridges, drove south and led deputies on a chase ahead of Whaley crashed into another driver.

A deputy stopped a stolen Civic with a PIT after the crash. Whaley and Bridges tried to run after the crash but were caught, police said.

The chase began when the stolen vehicle was spotted on camera in a parking lot near the Johnstonville Road exit on I-75.

Whaley and Bridges are suspected in a series of car thefts in Indiana. Monroe County charged Whaley with fleeing and attempting to elude, leaving the scene of an accident, obstructing law enforcement and multiple traffic violations.

Micah Johnston is a general assignment reporter for the Macon Telegraph. A native of Macon and graduate of Mercer University, he joined The Telegraph in 2022. When he’s not writing about anything under the sun, you can find him obsessively watching baseball, reading, or playing the drums.



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