Two Killed During N.C. Pursuit

GREENSBORO, N.C. --

Two people died Friday morning in a crash that police said happened when a driver sped off after a Greensboro police officer attempted to stop the vehicle.

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Police said an officer and several citizens spotted a 2007 Mitsubishi turn from Elm Street and head in the wrong direction on Market Street at about 2:30 a.m.

Police said Sgt. T.K. Brown turned on his emergency lights and followed the vehicle, but it sped off.

Brown continued down West Market Street with his lights on in an attempt to warn other motorists, police said, but pulled over at Tate Street.

He then noticed that the fleeing vehicle had collided with another vehicle near the intersection of West Market Street and Westover Terrace.

Three people were in the other vehicle, a 1995 Chevrolet truck, but two of those people didn't survive, police said.

The other person in that vehicle and two people who were found in the Mitsubishi were taken to the hospital. The nature of their injuries wasn't immediately known.

Police didn't release the name of the driver of the Mitsubishi, but did say they think alcohol may have contributed to the crash.

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