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Driver dies in crash into Folsom building after pursuit by deputies at 100 mph

One dead after high-speed police chase leads to crash in Folsom

A driver who fled from deputies at times at up to 100 mph died when she crashed into a building in old town Folsom early Thursday morning, Dec. 15, 2016. The pursuit began just before 3 a.m. Thursday in Arden Arcade near Darwin Street and Red Robi
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A driver who fled from deputies at times at up to 100 mph died when she crashed into a building in old town Folsom early Thursday morning, Dec. 15, 2016. The pursuit began just before 3 a.m. Thursday in Arden Arcade near Darwin Street and Red Robi

A driver who fled from deputies at speeds up to 100 mph died when she crashed into a building in old town Folsom early Thursday morning.

The pursuit began just before 3 a.m. Thursday in Arden Arcade, near Darwin Street and Red Robin Lane, when a deputy ran a license plate on a car and the plate came back as being stolen. The deputy tried to pull over the woman at the wheel but she immediately stepped on the gas and tried to lose the officer.

The chase proceeded to Madison Avenue where the woman sped eastbound at speeds up to 100 mph, according to Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Tony Turnbull. Officers ahead placed a spike strip in the roadway and the speeding car ran over it, puncturing one tire.

But the driver continued to travel down Madison Avenue and over the Rainbow Bridge into the older part of Folsom. On a sweeping turn just over the bridge she was unable to maintain control of the vehicle. Her car crashed into the Maribou hair salon, 702 Sutter St. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation by the Sheriff’s Department will attempt to determine the reasons for her failure to pull over.

Folsom police will handle the crash investigation. Her identity has not been yet been released from the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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