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Southeast Kansas teen killed in crash during chase; four others injured

The state Highway Patrol says a southeast Kansas teenager has died after crashing a car while being chased by law enforcement.

Four other teens were injured when they were thrown from the car.

The patrol says the crash occurred just after 8 a.m. Monday near the Cherokee County town of Columbus while officers were chasing a car driven by 17-year-old Noah Kirsch, of Pittsburg. The car went off the road and rolled over several times.

It was not immediately clear why Kirsch was being chased.

The passengers were identified as two boys and two girls, all 15 and 16 years old and from Pittsburg. They were taken to hospitals in Pittsburg and Joplin, Missouri.

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