Authorities said Durham police officers attempted to stop a Honda Accord that had been reported stolen at gunpoint at about 7:45 p.m.
The driver fled, and a chase began near the intersection of Elizabeth and Ramseur streets.
Authorities said the driver of the stolen vehicle continued to flee for just over 10 minutes, before colliding with a Chevy Impala and Hyundai Sonata at the intersection of Club Boulevard and N. Duke Street.
Authorities on Friday identified the driver of the Hyundai as Brooke Lyn Maynard, 24, of Durham. She worked as a detention officer with the Durham County Sheriff’s Office.
Maynard was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Two people in the Chevy and the driver and passenger in the Honda Accord were all taken to an area hospital for treatment.
No Durham Police Department vehicles were involved in the crash, police said.