Woman Dies After Police Chase in Midtown Mobile

Woman Dies After Police Chase in Midtown Mobile

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MIDTOWN MOBILE, Alabama -

Mobile Police tell News 5 a woman was killed Saturday afternoon after fleeing from police in a stolen Nissan Altima.

Authorities say the car she was driving in had been recently stolen from a nearby residence. An officer spotted the car near Broad St. and Government St and attempted to pull her over. The officer tried to make contact with her several times, but each time a stop was initiated the driver would drive off just as the officer walked to her door.

The driver eventually lost control, slamming her car into a tree on Government St. The force of the crash ejected her from the vehicle, where she was pronounced dead on scene.

Traffic was stopped for hours near Government Street and Dauphin Island Parkway while authorities blocked off the street. As of about 7:00pm Saturday evening, one lane of traffic was moving on Government Street.

Authorities are conducting an investigation to determine if others are involved.

Mobile Police tell News 5 no additional information will be released until Sunday. We do not have an identification or a description of the woman who was killed.

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