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Driver dies after crashing car during chase in Va.

Wednesday - 2/13/2013, 10:51am  ET

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) -- One person is dead and another is injured following a high-speed police chase in Dinwiddie County.

Virginia State Police Sgt. Thomas Molnar says a man lost control of his car while fleeing from a Dinwiddie County sheriff's deputy. The car ran off the road and hit a utility pole.

Molnar says the man died at the scene. A passenger in the car suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital.

The wreck occurred around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday on southbound Route 1.

Molnar says the chase began when the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle for a speeding violation. Speeds during the chase topped 100 miles per hour.

The driver hasn't been identified, pending notification of relatives.

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