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Teen Killed in Accident

Posted January 31, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— A young woman is dead after a high speed chase ended in a crash in Halifax and some are wondering why a Division of Motor Vehicles officer was involved in the chase. The car driven by 21-year-old Melody Moseley burst into flames when it slammed into a tree.

Police say Moseley stole the car in Roanoke Rapids after its owner left it running while he went inside a restaurant.

A Division of Motor Vehicles officer spotted the car on Interstate 95 and chased it onto Highway 48. Officer William Bridges says the victim was traveling at a high speed.

Officer Bridges also ran off the road, but was not injured. The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.