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Woman dies after fiery crash in stolen car in Tontitown

Tontitown police say a woman is dead after she crashed while fleeing from police in a stolen car.

TONTITOWN, Ark. — Tontitown police say a woman has now died after crashing while fleeing from police in a stolen car this past weekend.

According to Tontitown police, the woman in the fiery crash passed away Tuesday (April 13) morning. 

The officer that pulled the woman from the burning vehicle follow the crash is doing good and just waiting to be cleared by a doctor to come back to work, according to police. 

Police say the woman crashed a stolen vehicle head-on into a tree on the 1800 block of Bush Creek Road.

Tontitown police released a statement saying a chase began late last Saturday (April 10) night when officers attempted to stop a stolen vehicle with reportedly armed people inside.

The pursuit began near the intersection of Bush Creek Road then the vehicle failed to negotiate a turn and crashed head-on into a tree with the vehicle catching fire right after the crash. 

Officers were eventually able to pull the woman out of the car and say she was then flown to a trauma hospital with significant burns and serious injuries.

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