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13-year-old Kansas girl dies in police chase

PITTSBURG, Kan. | A 13-year-old Pittsburg girl died when the car she was in was hit by a vehicle fleeing from sheriff's deputies.

Cherokee County sheriff's deputies say the accident occurred Thursday night on U.S. 69 just south of Pittsburg.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says Cherokee County sheriff's deputies were chasing a Nissan Maxima when it rear-ended a Pontiac Vibe.

The teen, Taylor Kemp of Pittsburg, was a passenger in the Vibe. She died at the scene. Her mother, 41-year-old Teresa Kemp, was taken to a nearby hospital.

The highway patrol says 22-year-old Kaston Hudgins of Galena, was driving the Maxima. He also was hospitalized.

It was not immediately clear why the Maxima was being pursued.

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