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Demetrius Coleman, 22, is charged with three counts of homicide after leading police on a high-speed chase that ended in the tragic deaths of a family on their way to Thanksgiving dinner in Pennsylvania.

According to WXPI, Coleman was pulled over at 2:17 p.m. for making an illegal turn and when officers learned that he had a warrant out for a drug-related offense, he sped away.

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An East McKeesport policeman pursued Coleman at speeds exceeding 100 mph. The officer who initiated the chase has been placed on administrative leave. The SUV that Coleman was driving smashed into another car, which burst into flames killing the family inside. David Bianco, 28, his fiance, Kaylie Meininger, and their two-year-old daughter were on their way to a Thanksgiving dinner at a relative’s house when the tragedy struck.

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Norman Locke, one of the officers involved in the chase, said that he saw a “large fireball and the telephone pole was immediately sheared in half and flipped over.” Coleman was taken to a hospital for treatment. Two other victims were hurt in the collision, but we haven’t learned the status of their health.

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