BREAKING NEWS: A male is dead after police said he crashed his car and then fled from police before crashing three more times in Pittsburgh’s Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood.
Police said the driver came to and spoke with the officers through the window.
During this exchange, the responding officers saw a large quantity of narcotics on the driver’s lap and asked him to step out of the vehicle.
According to police, the driver rolled his window up and fled, hitting an unoccupied patrol car head-on and traveling southbound on Beaver Avenue at a high rate of speed.
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Police said the car then hit a light standard on Island Avenue before crashing into a wall and catching fire.
The fire was put out and the driver was extricated from the car. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later died.
The Collision Investigation Unit is investigating.