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3 killed as van collides with police car chasing other car

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a police car pursuing a stolen vehicle has collided with a work van in metro Atlanta, killing three people inside.

Georgia State Patrol tells news outlets in a statement that the van and a South Fulton police officer’s car crashed Sunday night and three passengers of the van died at the scene. Three other people in the van were taken to a hospital, but their conditions were unclear Monday morning. The officer suffered minor injuries and also went to the hospital.

The State Patrol says the police car was chasing the stolen vehicle into Union City when the van entered into the police car’s path. The van flipped onto its top and both vehicles caught fire.

Investigators are working to identify those killed.

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