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Man dies after high-speed police chase

November 19, 2019 GMT

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 28-year-old man died after a high-speed chase with sheriff’s deputies in rural Franklin County, Washington, ended in a crash in an orchard.

The Tri-City Herald reports Dante Redmond Jones died early Monday in the ambulance on his way to a Tri-City hospital.

While Sheriff Jim Raymond could not confirm if Jones had been shot, deputies at the scene told emergency dispatchers that he had “multiple gunshot wounds.”

Raymond said one of his deputies reported shots being fired after Jones’ car briefly stopped in the middle of foggy Highway 170, between Mathews Corner and Basin City.

However, two Franklin County sheriff’s news releases Monday called the incident a deputy-involved shooting.