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Woman dies after police chase through Federal Way ends in crash; 9-year-old in car injured

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FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – A woman is dead after police say she led Federal Way police on a pursuit Sunday that ended with her crashing into a tree.

Officers tried to stop the suspect for reckless driving around 10 a.m., but police say she sped off. The driver led officers on a pursuit with speeds over 70 miles per hour before careening into a tree along the center median on 1st Avenue.

The driver, only identified as a woman in her 30s, wasn't wearing a seat belt and died at the scene. A 9-year-old child in the car was rushed to the hospital with minor injuries.

WSP has closed off the area while officers investigate.

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