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BALTIMORE (AP) — 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,