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Chase suspect crashes car, dies

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) -- Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on Interstate 95 that began with a police chase.

Investigators say an officer with the Boynton Beach Police Department spotted a car that he had been told to be on the lookout for early Saturday morning.

The officer followed the car onto I-95 at Gateway Boulevard.

Authorities say the officer turned on his lights and siren, hoping to get the driver to stop, but driver didn't.

Investigators say the driver, Cyrus Deal, eventually lost control of the car, crashing it into a wall. Detectives say Deal was ejected from the car and died at the scene.

Deal's family declined to comment on camera about the crash.

The officer involved is on paid administrative leave while the crash investigation continues.


 
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