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.