UPDATE: Car chase ends in deadly crash in Phenix City

Updated: Mar. 24, 2021 at 5:22 PM EDT
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PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WTVM) - A car chase ended in a deadly crash in Phenix City Wednesday evening.

One person is dead and a suspect is facing a murder charge.

Authorities say the suspect, DeYeir Campbell of Douglasville, Georgia, fled police after a traffic stop was attempted by Russell County sheriff’s deputies. The pursuit began on Highway 431 and headed north into Phenix City.

After reaching Highway 431 and Seale Road, Campbell lost control of the vehicle and went across the median into the southbound lane of Highway 431. He then hit a power pole.

Campbell had an outstanding warrant in Douglasville for assault. The female passenger died from her injuries.

Authorities say Campbell was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and will be charged with murder.

The passenger was later identified as 17-year-old Savannah Chandler of Forest Park, Ga.

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