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Two killed in Sunday night crash

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A man and woman are both dead after leading police on a chase in Fort Wayne last night.

According to the Fort Wayne Police Department, an officer tried to stop a vehicle that ran the stoplight at the intersection of Coliseum Blvd. and Hobson Rd. at about 11:24pm, but the driver hit the gas instead.

Within a minute, the vehicle slammed into a parked truck, then a utility pole, on Vance Ave. just east of Coliseum.

A woman who was a passenger in the front seat, 21-year-old Simone Dufor of Fort Wayne, was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver, 20-year-old Juwan Benson of Fort Wayne, died at a local hospital.

The incident remains under investigation.

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