Oklahoma woman dead, Nevada man arrested after chase, crash

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CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) – An Oklahoma woman is dead and a Nevada man in custody after a stolen vehicle crashed in New Mexico following a police chase.

New Mexico State Police say 29-year-old Kyle Mawhorter, of Las Vegas, was booked into a Texas jail after being released from a Lubbock hospital Tuesday.

They say Mawhorter is accused of homicide by vehicle; reckless driving; aggravated fleeing from law enforcement; receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle; and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.

Police say the stolen vehicle Mawhorter allegedly was driving reached speeds of 90 mph during the chase on U.S. 70 outside of Clovis before crashing into a metal fence.

Mawhorter left behind a female passenger before he was arrested.

Police say 31-year-old Kori Lynn Woods, of Norman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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