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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A 16-year-old was flown to Akron Children's Hospital with serious injuries, after being trapped under a car during an early Friday morning crash.

It was just after 1:00 AM when Youngstown police officers and paramedics responded to Orrin Avenue and Knapp on the city's East Side.

They found a car had apparently lost control, hit a fire hydrant, sheering it off, and then hit a small brick wall, scattering bricks all along the road.

Rawsheem Aponte, 16, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and found trapped under the car with serious injuries. First responders had to pull him out, and once he was free, he was taken by helicopter to Akron Children's Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

After investigating, police learned at least three other teenagers at the scene were involved, and that Sterling Henry, 15, of Youngstown advised officers that he was driving the 2005 Pontiac G-6. The vehicle was allegedly stolen from Austintown Thursday evening.

One of the teens, with tears in his eyes, told officers they hit a big pot hole and that's when they lost control and crashed.

A bag of marijuana was among the miscellaneous items confiscated from the vehicle.

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