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Wreck at end of Waco police chase leaves 2 dead

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A wreck following a police chase in Central Texas has left two people dead.

Waco police say the car went out of control around midnight Thursday and hit a telephone pole, killing a man and a woman.

Police say another man in the car ran away. Police early Friday detained a possible suspect. No charges were immediately filed.

Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said an officer tried to stop the car for a traffic violation when the vehicle sped off. Swanton said the car was being driven at a high rate of speed and in a reckless manner so police ended the pursuit. The vehicle then went out of control and struck a pole.

Names of the deceased weren't immediately released. Autopsies have been ordered.

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