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Car fleeing police hits pole, driver killed

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Posted at 12:07 PM, Mar 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-06 08:25:38-05

An overnight car accident at the corner of Michigan Avenue and East North Street near City Honors High School left a 21-year-old man from New York City dead.

Police say the man was driving a 2007 Jeep Liberty and was fleeing from police at a high rate of speed after officers tried to pull him over. The chase ended after the Jeep crashed into a pole.

Two passengers in the Jeep were transported to ECMC with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are investigating whether the Jeep was involved in several hit and run incidents prior to the crash.

The man's name has not yet been released.