BALTIMORE — Authorities in Baltimore say a man who was pulled over for a traffic violation has died after he fled from police, crashed and was thrown from his vehicle.

Baltimore police say Maryland Transportation Authority officers stopped a silver Nissan on Interstate 95 early Saturday morning. According to The Baltimore Sun , as officers approached, the driver pulled away at high speed.

City police say the transportation authority police decided not to pursue him. The driver then ran a red light and struck two other vehicles before crashing into a utility pole.

The Nissan driver was thrown from his car and pronounced dead at the scene. He wasn’t immediately identified.

The drivers of the other vehicles weren’t hurt.


Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.