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Woman in stolen car killed in cop chase

“The vehicle had actually come to a stop,” Insp. Grep Alcorn said to reporters yesterday, about the first contact police made with the car. “We were attempting to box it in, but they found a route.”

A woman who was a passenger in a stolen car is dead after it reportedly struck another vehicle slammed into a tree during a high-speed police chase along 118 Avenue near 55 Street yesterday morning.

Police say they first received a report of a stolen vehicle near 15 Street and 118 Avenue through OnStar, a subscription-based communications service that provides in-vehicle security using GPS.

City cops made contact with the stolen vehicle at around 9:30 a.m., but it drove away at a high rate of speed, police said.

Police continued their chase down 118 Avenue where it’s believed the car hit another vehicle from behind, sending the car across the median and into a tree, say investigators.

The woman was pronounced dead on scene while two other males in the car, including the driver, were taken to hospital.

“The vehicle had actually come to a stop,”

Insp. Grep Alcorn said to reporters yesterday, about the first contact police made with the car. “We were attempting to box it in, but they found a route.”

Police Chief Mike Boyd has asked the province’s Alberta Serious Incident Response Team to investigate the collision, confirmed police spokeswoman Patricia Thenu.

 
 
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