Suspect dies after police chase, crash

April 6, 2009 12:46:06 PM PDT
The suspect who crashed following a police pursuit in Newark, Delaware has died. The car being chased by police crashed in the 600 block of Lisbeth Road in the Todd Estates neighborhood just before 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Police say the car involved had been taken in a carjacking nearby. An officer tried to pull the vehicle over after the driver ran a stop sign, leading to the chase.

The suspect's vehicle struck a guardrail, a police car, then a tree before it caught fire. The fire was quickly put out by police on scene.

A police vehicle sustained front end damage during that crash.

The name of the deceased driver has not been released.

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