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National City police chase ends in crash, death of driver

Posted at 6:30 AM, May 12, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-12 15:50:46-04

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) – A driver who led police on a chase in National City early Friday morning was ejected and killed after losing control of the vehicle and crashing.

National City Police said an officer was on traveling south on National City Boulevard just after 12 a.m. when a vehicle “passed him at a high rate of speed.”

When the officer tried to stop the car in the 1200 block of National City Boulevard, the driver refused to stop and sped away.

With the officer in pursuit, the driver continued south before losing control of the vehicle in the 2800 block of National City Boulevard, near 28th Street.

The car hit some poles and parked vehicles at a Mazda auto dealership, and it then spun out in the center divide, causing the driver to be ejected onto the roadway.

Responding paramedics attempted life-saving measures, but the unidentified driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

Police are investigating the incident.