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Man fleeing Milwaukee police stop crashes into tree, dies

December 17, 2017

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say a man fleeing from a traffic stop is dead after his car crashed into a tree.

Officers stopped the driver of the 2007 Chevrolet Impala for failing to obey a traffic signal on Saturday. As police approached the car, the driver sped away, lost control and crashed into the tree.

The man who was driving the Impala died at the scene. A female passenger was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Police say officers did not pursue the car. Police continue to investigate.

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