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Authorities identify driver that died in Lynchburg crash after police pursuit

A car crash in Lynchburg on Dec. 17, 2019, was connected to a police pursuit, according to authorities.
A car crash in Lynchburg on Dec. 17, 2019, was connected to a police pursuit, according to authorities. (WSLS)

LYNCHBURG, Va.UPDATE

Authorities have identified the person who died in a Lynchburg car crash Tuesday afternoon.

29-year-old Montez Jefferson died in a crash near 7th Street and Federal Street when his vehicle crashed into a power pole after being pursued by a police officer, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer A. Lucy at 434-455-6048.


ORIGINAL STORY

One person is dead after a crash in downtown Lynchburg near 7th Street and Federal Street on Tuesday afternoon.

A vehicle crashed into a power pole after being pursued by a police officer, according to Lynchburg police.

Police say just before 1 p.m., the pursuit began after an officer attempted to make a traffic stop at 11th and Madison streets.

The officer noticed some of his emergency equipment wasn’t working and ended the pursuit. The other vehicle continued on, lost control and eventually crashed, according to police.

The driver died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

The crash is still under investigation.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call police at 434-455-6048.

A car crash in Lynchburg on Dec. 17, 2019, was connected to a police pursuit, according to authorities.
A car crash in Lynchburg on Dec. 17, 2019, was connected to a police pursuit, according to authorities. (WSLS)

The driver was the only person in the car that crashed. He or she was taken to a hospital but has not been identified. There is no word on his or her condition at this time.


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