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Car crashes into church during police chase; woman killed

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ST. FRANCIS CO., AR (WMC) -

A woman died after a police chase involving Arkansas State Police.

ASP officials said they spotted and pursued a stolen vehicle from Texas just after 8:30 Tuesday morning.

The crash happened on I-40 near mile marker 249 in St. Francis County.

Police said the vehicle left the interstate at the Widener exit.

From there, the driver traveled through a gravel parking lot and into a church.

No one inside the church was injured, but both people inside the car were.

The male driver, identified as Jacob Bowman, 23, of Kingsport, Tennessee, was taken to the hospital. He has been charged with first-degree murder, felony fleeing, and theft by receiving.

A female passenger, identified as 22-year-old Lois Meade, also of Kingsport,  was pronounced dead at the scene.

Arkansas State Police are investigating the crash. 

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