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Girl dies after 25 mile long police chase ends in Anne Arundel County

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Posted at 3:08 PM, May 14, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-15 12:43:38-04

HARWOOD, Md. — A Monday morning police chase ends in tragedy.

It all started overnight in Calvert County, when deputies received reports of cars being broken into near Huntingtown.

Around 5:30am police spotted a car believed to be involved. They tried pulling the driver over, but they fled.

Deputies Wyatt McDowell and Michael Lewis gave chase, leading to a 25 minute pursuit through Anne Arundel County.

The getaway car ended up crashing into a pickup truck at Birdsville and Solomons Island Roads in Harwood.

Three people were inside at the time, including a young girl in the front passenger's seat who later died. The driver is reportedly in critical condition.

Another passenger in the backseat, and the pickup truck driver sustained non-life threatening injuries.

It's unclear if police linked the trio to the initial break-ins.

The Maryland Attorney General's Office is investigating the deputies actions.