Girl, 13, leads Nebraska troopers on chase topping 100 mph

Two children, ages 13 and 11, were taken into custody after police said they were involved in a high-speed chase that exceeded 100 miles per hour.

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol said on Monday night, they saw a Nissan Pathfinder traveling on Interstate 80 at approximately 35 miles per hour.

A trooper tried to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle accelerated, leading to a pursuit with speeds topping 100 miles per hour. The chase lasted 16 minutes.

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Another trooper then deployed stop sticks to slow the vehicle, which got off the interstate and slowed down.  

Authorities said a 13-year-old girl from Colorado was the driver and the passenger was an 11-year-old boy. Both were taken into protective custody.

A firearm, a small amount of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were found inside the vehicle.

This story was reported from Los Angeles.