A man killed a woman, stole her car and led deputies on a wrong-way chase on a Florida interstate, causing a fatal crash before he was shot by sheriff’s deputies.

Local media say the suspect shot a woman Wednesday in the parking lot of a shopping center and took her car. Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies pursued as the suspect went south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95, causing a multi-car crash in Lantana, between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

Palm Beach Fire-Rescue says two people died in the crash. Two others were injured.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera said a deputy shot the suspect. She didn’t know the suspect’s condition. The deputy was not hurt.

Interstate 95 was closed in both directions in the area following the shooting.


This story has been corrected toto remove incorrect reference to fatal shooting by deputy in the short headline. APNewsNow.

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