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Police: Teen driver arrested, second teen threatened witness after Longview crash

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LONGVIEW, WA (KPTV) -

Two teens were arrested, one for driving a car into a slough and the other for threatening a person who witnessed the crash, according to Longview police.

Officers responded to the 2200 block of 32nd Avenue at 9:47 p.m. Monday.

Witnesses said a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee was speeding through the Fred Meyer parking lot when it crossed 32nd Avenue and ended up in the water.

Officers contacted multiple juveniles associated with the Jeep.

One of them, a 16-year-old boy, began threatening a witness who was providing information to officers, according to police.

Officers said the teen claimed he was a gang member and would find and assault the witness later if the witness didn’t stop talking.

The teen was arrested on charges of harassment, intimidating a witness and disorderly conduct.

Police said a 15-year-old boy was identified as the driver. He was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license, reckless driving and reckless endangerment.

Both suspects were booked into juvenile detention custody.

There were no reports of injuries in connection with the crash.

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