Police chase ends in fatal crash in Lehigh Valley

WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- Police are investigating a deadly crash following a chase with officers in Lehigh County early Sunday.

Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Rachel Tallarico identified the driver as 19-year-old Vazquez Guzman.

Authorities said the accident happened as Guzman tried to exit Route 22 in Whitehall Township just before 2 a.m.

According to police, Guzman lost control, causing the car to spin several times before crashing into a concrete barrier.

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He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the chase started when Guzman refused to stop for a motor vehicle violation.

Pennsylvania State Police are handling the investigation.
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