Florida man fleeing traffic stop dies after crashing car
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man trying to escape a traffic stop died after crashing his car.
The Pensacola News Journal reports that 20-year-old Michael Crumpton was pronounced dead early Tuesday morning at a Pensacola hospital.
A Florida Highway Patrol report says an Escambia County deputy tried to pull Crumpton over shortly after midnight but Crumpton attempted to flee. Officials say Crumpton ran a traffic light and crashed into a pickup truck. Crumpton’s car let the road and went airborne, ejecting him. The pickup overturned and hit another truck.
Crumpton was transported to a nearby hospital with fatal injuries.
No injuries were reported to the other drivers.
Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com