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High-Speed Chase Leads to Violent Crash

Teen accused of taking truck without permission.

HOLLIDAYSBURG, BLAIR COUNTY - There are two investigations going on right now in a high-speed chase and crash-- both surrounding 18-year-old Corey Clingerman.

Pennsylvania State Police are gathering details on the initial report of Joseph Clingerman's pickup truck being taken without permission.

Maryland State Police have been working on the crash scene. It's just a few miles over the border with Pa. and about 25 miles from Everett-- where the Clingerman's live.

Police said the chase averaged speeds of approximately 80 mph, but did reach up to 90 mph at times.

Troopers don't know yet why Corey Clingerman allegedly took the truck or why he didn't stop when they tried to pull him over in Bedford County around 2:40 a.m.

As the pursuit went south on Route 220, Pennsylvania State Police radioed ahead to their counterparts in Maryland. They, then, dropped "stop sticks" on the highway-- causing three of the tires to deflate-- not long after Clingerman crossed the line around 3 a.m.

"The suspect traveled about a mile and a half, entered a slight curve on the roadway and lost control of the vehicle he was traveling in," said Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Jeff Petucci. "Ultimately, the truck overturned and the occupant was then thrown from the vehicle. He did not have his seatbelt on."

The 18-year-old Clingerman was taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center where he was last listed in critical condition.

If he recovers, police said he could face additional charges.

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