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The Danville Police Department is investigating a fatal single-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 9:55PM last night in the 600 block of Henry Street. A 17-year-old female from Danville was driving a black Toyota Corolla with three other teenage passengers when they lost control, striking a block wall at a high rate of speed before the vehicle came to a stop. The 17-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene and a passenger was transported with non-life-threatening injuries for medical care. The other two passengers refused or did not require treatment at the scene.
It was determined that just before this single-vehicle accident, the same vehicle passed a Danville Police vehicle running 76 miles-per-hour on radar on North Main Street, southbound, which is a 25- mile-per-hour zone. The marked police vehicle made a U-turn to consider a traffic stop but unfortunately the vehicle’s excessive speeds did not allow the officer an opportunity to catch up and initiate a stop before the fatal crash occurred.