Police: 14-year-olds crash van into house after police chase

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Posted: Jul 12, 2016 7:44 AM

WAXHAW, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol says two 14-year-old boys in a minivan led troopers on a high-speed chase before crashing into a home.

Local media outlets report one of the unidentified teens was driving and made an illegal U-turn early Tuesday. Authorities say a trooper tried to pull the minivan over but it took off, prompting a 13-mile chase at speeds up to 120 mph.

When the teens wouldn't stop, authorities say, troopers managed to knock the vehicle off the road. The minivan knocked a hole in the side of the house in Waxhaw, about 20 miles southeast of Charlotte.

The reports say nobody was home and the boys weren't hurt.

Police say the boys were turned over to their parents and juvenile justice authorities will determine if they will face charges.