- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office says a motorist was thrown from their car and killed after a 2-mile police chase that ended with a crash and the car catching fire.

Local media outlets report the sheriff’s office said the unidentified driver was driving east on Interstate 26 on Monday at speeds in excess of 100 mph. The statement from the sheriff’s office said the car passed a sheriff’s deputy and nearly went out of control while going through a construction zone.

The sheriff’s office said the car exited the interstate, ran a stoplight and crashed in front of a church. The driver’s body was found about 10 yards from the car and 15 feet from the roadway.

The identity of the driver hasn’t been released pending notification of relatives.


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