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Suspect killed after crash during chase in Emporia

Suspect killed after crash during chase in Emporia

By Associated Press. CREATED Jun 15, 2014

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) An eastern Kansas man is dead after crashing his car into a power pole while fleeing from Emporia police.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports 20-year-old Javier Escobedo of Emporia 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.