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2 dead in Miami-Dade crash while fleeing police

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Posted at 4:29 AM, Dec 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-10 04:29:02-05

MIAMI (AP) -- A driver trying to flee police near Miami crashed into a tree at high speeds, killing himself and his passenger, police said.

Miami-Dade police said Thursday's accident happened after officers spotting a Honda Accord speeding and tried to pull it over, using their sirens and lights.

The driver sped away, smashing into a pickup truck that was stopped at a traffic light, police said.

The Accord kept going until the driver lost control and smashed into a tree. The driver and passenger died at the scene. Their names were no released. The pickup's driver was not hurt.