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Dash cam shows chase leading to Highway 141 accident

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MANCHESTER, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Dash cam video was released showing a short police pursuit after three women allegedly shoplifted from Plato’s Closet in Manchester, Missouri.

One woman was killed and two other people were injured during a car accident on Missouri Highway 141 on April 9 in the afternoon.

The accident happened around 2:00 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 141 and Burgundy after a SUV, driving northbound on Highway 141, struck another vehicle, a sedan, driving southbound. The sedan was attempting to make a left turn onto Burgundy when it was struck.

The driver of the SUV, identified as 26-year-old Ebony Franklin, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Two other passengers were in the SUV at the time of the accident. The second victim, a 20-year-old woman was also ejected and transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The third victim was a 17-year-old female. She was not injured.

The driver of the sedan was an 18-year-old man, who was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

Police say that the SUV Franklin was driving matched the description of a suspected vehicle involved in a "stealing in progress" call from Plato's Closet, 14206 Manchester Rd. A Manchester police officer located the vehicle stopped at a red light on Highlands Blvd. and attempted to pull the SUV over. The car didn't pull over and drove onto the ramp for northbound Highway 141 and accelerated. The officer followed, realized the vehicle was not going to yield and stopped pursuit. The vehicle continued to drive at a high rate of speed on in the far left lane until hitting the sedan.

The accident is still under investigation by the Accident Reconstruction Team to determine other elements related to the actual accident.

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