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Fayetteville Car Chase Ends In Tragedy

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FAYETTEVILLE — Fayetteville police say a man driving a red Trans Am crashed and died after a 10-mile car chase Tuesday night.

A patrol officer observed a Trans Am without its lights on. The officer thought perhaps the driver forgot to turn his lights on, so he followed him for a few minutes. The driver never turned them on, so the officer began pursuit.

The Trans Am accelerated to speeds of 80 miles per hour, and sped away for about 10 miles. The officer lost sight of the car in North Fayetteville just off the 401 bypass. Then he saw a puff of smoke as he approached the accident.

The car clipped a telephone pole and a tree before flipping over several times.

Police identified the driver as 16-year-old Gregory Anglin of Dunn. They say the car was stolen from a Dunn auto dealership.

After the car clipped the utility pole, two or three blocks in North Fayetteville were left without power.

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