Sheriff: 1 dead, 2 injured in car chase

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Louisiana deputies say one person was killed and two others were injured in a crash while fleeing from authorities in a stolen vehicle.

News outlets report license plate readers captured the plate of a stolen vehicle early Monday morning and alerted the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Joe Lopinto says deputies made contact with the stolen vehicle but it speed off and a chase ensued. Lopinto says the chase lasted less than a minute.

The vehicle crossed a median and hit a tree, killing the driver and injuring two passengers.

The two survivors were hospitalized.

The identities of the victims wasn’t immediately released.

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