Police chase after traffic stop ends with 1 dead, manhunt

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HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — A police chase that began with a traffic stop near Birmingham ended when a fleeing motorist crashed into another vehicle, killing a woman, and ran away from the wreckage, authorities said.

Vestavia Hills police said an officer stopped a vehicle on Interstate 65 south of Birmingham on Monday night but the driver fled to the north and exited on Lakeshore Parkway, news outlets reported. The fleeing vehicle struck another car, in which passenger Robyn Naftel Herring of Homewood was killed, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office told news outlets.

Police stopped to assist the wreck victims and the driver who fled got out and ran into woods near the crash scene, which was in Homewood. Police continued to search for the person.

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