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7 teens hurt after truck hits tree during deputy pursuit in Lemon Grove

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 18:33:30-04

LEMON GROVE, Calif. (KGTV)--Seven teens in a pickup truck were hospitalized Monday afternoon after they fled deputies and struck a tree, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. 

The accident happened on Skyline Drive at Dayton Drive at around 1:30 p.m. after someone reported a disturbance at nearby Berry's Athletic Supply store on Broadway. 

Responding deputies followed the black pickup truck southbound on Skyline Drive until it tried to make a sharp turn and struck a Palm tree, officials said. 

The teens ranged in age from 13 years old to 16 years old, a deputy said.  

Three occupants tried to escape after the car crashed. 

All of the teens were transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries believed not to be life-threatening, a deputy said. 

It is not yet known what led up to the earlier disturbance or why the young occupants fled authorities. 

This is a developing story. 10News reporter Rachel Bianco is on the scene and will bring you more details soon. 

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy