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LIBBY, MT. (THECOUNT) — Taylor Alford, of Missoula, MT, has been identified as the man killed follow a high-speed police pursuit that ended in a fiery crash in Libby Thursday.
Alford, 31, was named as the suspect who died when his vehicle crashed and caught fire following a law enforcement pursuit on Idaho Avenue in Libby.
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At one point, the vehicle he was driving reached speeds of 100 mph in a 25 mph speed zone near Rosauer’s, according to a Friday news release from the Montana Highway Patrol. The chase ended at 5:07 p.m. when the vehicle struck an overhead traffic light post at the intersection of Highway 2 and Idaho Avenue in Libby and burst into flames, according to the Highway Patrol. source
Alford was reportedly wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash that may have prevented him from exiting the vehicle.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information on the incident may contact police at 911.
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