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OHP: 18-year-old dies in crash during police pursuit

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JAY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says an 18-year-old man was killed when the pickup truck he was driving crashed while he was leading a law officer on a police pursuit.

An OHP report says Shane Russell of Grove died in the crash shortly before 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The report says Russell was driving the truck on a Delaware County road near Jay and being pursued by a county deputy when the truck went off the roadway and overturned. A passenger was treated and released at a hospital for head and other injuries.

The report does not say why the deputy was pursuing Russell and that the crash is still under investigation.