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Man Dies After Attacking A Cab Driver And Crashing His Car Into A House

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A Fullerton man died this morning after getting into a fight with a cab driver, fleeing police in another vehicle and crashing into a house.

The cab driver called police just after 2 a.m. saying that a drunk passenger started assaulting him after dropping him off on the corner of East Wilshire and Harbor, according to City News Service.

"[The man] went around to the driver's side of the taxi and an altercation ensued," Fullerton Police Sgt. Jeff Stuart told the Los Angeles Times. "He basically attacked the driver."

The man then got into a silver Scion and sped away, leading police on a chase that lasted about a minute. He then lost control and crashed into a tree, a parked car and finally a house on the 100 block of North Roosevelt Avenue. The driver, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. Nobody else was injured and the house sustained minor damage.