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2 charged with fleeing police, other offenses in Route 28 crash

Chuck Biedka

Three people were hurt in a police chase Sunday that started along Route 28 in South Buffalo and ended when the vehicle crashed into a concrete bridge abutment at the Tarentum exit.

State police said the vehicle contained Derik Carothers, 24, of Washington; Isiaha Anthony Waulk , 23, of Johnstown; and a juvenile girl. Police said a trooper tried to pull over the vehicle at about 8:45 p.m. Sunday.

Police said the driver of the vehicle did not stop, and the trooper pursued it.

Carothers and Waulk were taken to a Pittsburgh hospital Monday with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Kittanning state police Sgt. Rocco Russo. The girl was taken to a hospital but information on her condition was not available.

Both of the men are under guard because they are facing charges stemming from the chase, Russo said.

Court records on Monday showed Carothers will be charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude police, felony illegal gun possession, possession of crack cocaine, driving under the influence, reckless endangerment and driving without a license.

Waulk will be charged with illegal gun and drug possession and receiving stolen property.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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