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December 18, 2009 07:13 AM

High-Speed Chase Leaves One Dead In Sioux Falls

UPDATED: 8:14 a.m.

We're learning more details in Friday morning's high-speed chase accident that left one person dead.

Police say a South Dakota Trooper attempted to stop a red Ford Explorer near 41st Street and Westport Avenue in Sioux Falls. The driver did not stop and eventually led the trooper on a pursuit northbound on Ellis Road. The suspect ran a red traffic light at the intersection of west 12th Street and struck a westbound pickup. Both vehicles went into the ditch on the northwest corner of the intersection.

The driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the suspect vehicle has been identified as 30-year-old Jason Thomas Larsen-Smith of Sioux Falls. Police say multiple charges against Mr. Larsen-Smith are pending.

The Sioux Falls Police Department is handling the investigation.

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