MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Authorities said a woman was killed after a high speed chase with a Mobile police officer on Government Street.
Mobile Police Department Spokesperson Cpl. Chris Levy said the woman, who has yet to be identified, was driving a stolen car.
Authorities said an officer spotted the car about fifteen minutes after it was reported stolen near Bloodgood Street. They said the officer made multiple attempts to pull the car over.
"The officer is actually able to get the vehicle stopped several times as they went down Government, but the driver would wait for the officer to approach the car and then drive off," said Cpl. Levy.
Police said a high speed chase began near Houston Street and the woman lost control of her car near Dauphin Island Parkway.
Authorities said the woman lost control of the car and was ejected from her vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
A witness, who did not want to be identified, said he is shaken by what he saw.
"She hit the tree right across the street right around there. It bounced back like a ball effect, and she hit the second tree right there. She tried to straighten out her wheels and the car hit the little pole right there in front of the Title Max loan place. It went in the air, spun about three times," said the witness.
Another witness, Lanier Delmore, said he saw the chase before the driver crashed.
"They were going at least 80 to 100 and they went by so fast," said Delmore.
When Delmore drove further up Government Street, he hoped for a different outcome.
"It's not worth it. Whatever trouble you're in, it's just not worth it. Someone lost their life," said Delmore.
Authorities have not released the name of the driver.
Investigators said two investigations are now underway, a criminal and an internal investigation.
Alabama State Troopers will help reconstruct the scene to help determine what happened.
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