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11-year-old girl dies after leading Louisiana police on car chase

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — An 11-year-old girl in Louisiana has died after leading police on a car chase.

News outlets report the girl has been identified by the Opelousas Police Department as Bryla Bell.

Opelousas Police Sgt. Crystal Leblanc said officers responding to the Sunday morning chase thought Bryla was being kidnapped. She says police tried to get the vehicle to stop, which resulted in Bryla’s death. She says officers then approached the vehicle and saw Bryla was the driver.

Bryla’s aunt, Robbin Gradnigo said Bryla was reported missing Sunday after she sneaked out of her bedroom window. Gradnigo says Bryla entered a truck and Bryla’s mother called police and gave chase. Two unidentified people jumped out of the car and fled when police responded.