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Driver fleeing police crashes car in Peoria, killing 1

PEORIA – Peoria police say one person was killed when a stolen vehicle sped away from an officer and crashed.

Police say a city officer tried to stop the vehicle about 1:30 a.m. Friday for a traffic violation when the driver fled at a high speed. Police spokeswoman Amy Dotson said the officer didn't chase the vehicle, but it soon crashed at the entrance of Glen Oak Park.

Police said a male was seen running away and that officers found another male and a 16-year-old girl ejected from the vehicle. The male was pronounced dead at a hospital and the girl was hospitalized.

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