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Florida driver flees police, crashes and kills two

After a traffic stop, the driver fled at a high rate of speed, running over a deputy’s foot and dragging him a short distance, then hit another vehicle.
A suspect fleeing from a traffic stop in Florida crashed into another car, killing two people, police said Sunday.
A suspect fleeing from a traffic stop in Florida crashed into another car, killing two people, police said Sunday. [ Photo illustration by ASHLEY DYE and LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Published Jul. 26

TALLAHASSEE — A suspect fleeing from a traffic stop in Florida crashed into another car, killing two people, police said Sunday.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy pulled over a car early Sunday morning and made contact with the driver and a passenger. After a short exchange, the driver fled at a high rate of speed, running over the deputy’s foot and dragging him a short distance.

The car then crashed into another vehicle about a mile away after also damaging other vehicles at a car dealership, the sheriff’s office said. The passenger and driver of the other vehicle were killed, the sheriff’s office said.