A 19-year-old Aberdeen woman died after crashing while fleeing Washington State Patrol near Elma late Thursday, according to State Patrol.
According to State Patrol, the woman was trying to flee a marked State Patrol vehicle that had pulled her over. During the chase she drove west on state Route 8 for about 5 miles before she lost control trying to pass a truck. Her vehicle went off the road and into the median, rolling several times.
The woman, the only person in her vehicle, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash happened near South Union Road about 11:45 p.m., according to Washington State Department of Transportation. Traffic on Route 8 was detoured overnight for the investigation.
State Patrol dispatch said the woman was initially pulled over for driving out of the lane multiple times.