Emporia man crashes, dies during police chase - KCTV5 News

Emporia man crashes, dies during police chase

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EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) -

An Emporia man is dead after crashing his car into a power pole while fleeing from police.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports 20-year-old Javier Escobedo tried to elude officers who attempted to pull him over around 2:30 a.m. Sunday for failing to stop at a stop sign.

Police say Escobedo wasn't wearing a seat belt when his 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier slammed into the pole. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:14 a.m.

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

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