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TULSA COUNTY, Okla. – A police chase that started over a stolen vehicle claimed the life of an innocent woman.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers say they were behind 32-year-old Blake Ferguson along I-44 when they decided to check his license plate.

Authorities say the 2004 Dodge Ram came back as a stolen vehicle, so troopers tried to stop Ferguson.

However, investigators say he decided to run and led troopers on a chase.

FOX 23 reports that Ferguson reached a dead end and tried to turn right, but lost control of the truck.

At that point, the vehicle hit a 2012 Chevy Cruze that was driven by 64-year-old Etoyce Johnson.

Both of the vehicles left the roadway and crashed into trees and brush.

Authorities discovered that Ferguson had drug paraphernalia in the truck.

Ferguson was taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries.

Tragically, Johnson died after being pinned in the wreckage for about 20 minutes.