Teens steal car, crash with toddlers inside

FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- Two teens were arrested earlier this morning after stealing a running car and crashing it with three two-year-old toddlers in the back seat.

Fitchburg police say a sergeant spotted the stolen car and tried to pull it over, but it took off.

Soon after, it was found heavily damaged near Thurston Lane and Red Arrow Trail.

Police say the car struck a parked car and some utility poles. Witnesses saw the occupants run from the scene, and helped police track them down.

A 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl were taken to the Dane County Juvenile Reception center, where they are facing charges.

The toddlers were taken to the hospital to be checked out, nobody was hurt in the crash. Fitchburg police say the toddlers were put into the car after it was stolen.

The owner of the stolen car reported the car was left running and unlocked when it was stolen from the 3300 block of Leopold Way.

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