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Authorities identify woman found dead in SUV after car chase

PIERRE (AP) -- Authorities have identified California woman whose body was found in an SUV stopped after a high-speed chase in South Dakota. Attorney General Marty Jackley's office said Thursday that the body of 58-year-old Michelle Walsh was fou...

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PIERRE (AP) - Authorities have identified California woman whose body was found in an SUV stopped after a high-speed chase in South Dakota.

Attorney General Marty Jackley's office said Thursday that the body of 58-year-old Michelle Walsh was found in the rear of the vehicle after a chase with 30-year-old Tosten Walsh Lommen, of California.

Lommen faces charges including aggravated eluding and drunken driving.

Jackley says South Dakota authorities are working with California officials on the death investigation. The results of an autopsy are pending.

Jackley's office says a Highway Patrol trooper on Monday observed Lommen driving over 100 mph on Interstate 90 in western South Dakota.

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Authorities say the vehicle he was driving eventually came to rest in a ditch after officials used spike strips, and Lommen was arrested.

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