Driver Dies in El Cajon Police Pursuit

Officers say the driver fled down Madison, crossed Main and struck a parked car

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    A man died after leading police on a pursuit through El Cajon early Tuesday morning. NBC 7’s Elena Gomez has the latest, including reaction from shaken neighbors. (Published Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014)

    El Cajon police are investigating a brief chase that ended with a fatality just before 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

    An officer attempted to make a traffic stop at Granite Hills and Madison, but the driver fled and drove westbound on Madison, crossed Main and struck a parked car, officials said.

    Driver Dies in El Cajon Police Chase

    [DGO] Driver Dies in El Cajon Police Chase
    NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports from Madison near Main after a deadly crash ends a police pursuit early Tuesday. (Published Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014)

    The driver was ejected and died at the scene, according to the El Cajon Police Department.

    An ambulance was nearby and a medic rushed to the scene to aid the patient, but it was confirmed he had died on impact.

     

    It is not known at this time what the vehicle was being pulled over for. The traffic division will continue its investigation into the incident. 

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