CHICAGO (WLS) -- A driver died early Tuesday morning in a crash on Chicago's South Side after speeding away from police, authorities said.
Officers had tried to pull him over around 2:25 a.m. on West 87th Street in south suburban Evergreen Park, for what sources said was a traffic violation.
The driver did not comply, police said. Instead he sped away from police and crashed into a pole several blocks away at West 87th and South Honore streets in Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood.
The driver was ejected from the vehicle, which police said was totaled as a result of the collision. He died at the scene. Authorities have not released his identity.
West 87th was closed for an investigation.
Driver dies in Auburn Gresham crash after fleeing police in Evergreen Park, officials say
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