Woman locked in trunk dies following police chase

A call from a woman who said she was locked in the trunk of a car led to a chase in which the woman died and a person was arrested for investigation of homicide, officers said.

Police said the episode began with a call from a cellular telephone late Wednesday evening in which a woman said she had been injured and was in a car trunk.

Officers arrived at the address she gave and saw a car leaving at a high rate of speed. In the ensuing chase, two patrol cars were slightly damaged, police said.

"The suspect vehicle became disabled, and the suspect fled on foot," police spokesman Leroy Forsman said in a statement. "Officers gave chase and took the suspect into custody."

A woman who was found in the trunk died after being transported to a Boise, Idaho, hospital, reports AP.

Authorities did not immediately say if the person arrested was a man or a woman. They also did not identify the victim.