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Jan 15, 2013 1:42 AM by Associated Press

Sacramento police say suspect dies in crash

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento police say a stolen car suspect has died in a crash after he tried to evade officers.

Police spokeswoman Officer Michele Gigante says when officers tried to pull the car over around 12:30 p.m. Monday, instead of stopping the 21-year-old driver led police on a brief pursuit.

Gigante told The Sacramento Bee that when the driver ran a stop sign the stolen car was hit by another car.

The suspect - who was alone - died at the scene. His name has not been released pending notification of his family.

Gigante says a man and woman were in the other car. One person suffered a minor injury, but neither was taken to a hospital.

Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com

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