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Florida Woman Dies Trying To Elude Chatham County Deputy

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SANFORD, N.C. — A Florida woman died from injuries sustained in a traffic accident on SR 902 as she tried to flee from a Chatham County deputy early Thursday.

The deputy, Brandon Clewis, attempted to stop Jimmie Jo Love's vehicle after responding to calls of a suspicious vehicle in the area of SR 902 and US 421, as well as observing hazardous driving on the part of the driver.

Clewis also wrecked his patrol vehicle during the pursuit near Ralph Moore Road. He was treated and released from Chatham Hospital.

Love was pronounced dead at the scene after being thrown from her car.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol Accident Reconstruction Team has been called in to investigate the wreck.