Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Man Killed After Crashing Into Tree During High Speed Pursuit

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

A man was killed after his car had crashed into a pole and a tree during a high-speed pursuit on early Monday morning, reports the L.A. Times.

The chase began at around 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of Morton Avenue and East 83rd Street in South Los Angeles. The man, driving a Chevrolet Impala, was spotted running stop signs and weaving on the road, reports ABC 7. When officers attempted to pull him over for a DUI check, he drove away and led officers on a chase. A minute into the pursuit, the man struck a pole and a tree on Manchester Avenue between McKinley Place and South Central Avenue. According to California Highway Patrol officers, he had been traveling at speeds above 100 mph.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not yet been released. No other passengers were believed to have been inside the car.