Orange County police chase ends in deadly crash

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MONTGOMERY -

A man is dead after he crashed while trying to get away from police in Orange County.

Police say the accident happened Tuesday morning on Route 17K in Montgomery.

Authorities say the man was pulled over about a mile away in Crawford for speeding. They say he was wanted for other violations so he took off. After a chase, the man crashed head-on into an off-duty Montgomery police officer's truck.

The suspect was declared dead, but the off-duty officer who was hit is expected to be OK.

The identities of the people involved have not yet been released.

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