Lynchburg police identify driver who died after trying to escape traffic stop

The 37-year-old initially pulled over, but then sped away, police say

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Lynchburg Police Department released the name of the 37-year-old Lynchburg man who died in Thursday night’s crash.

An officer thought Antonio Terrell Hunt Sr. was driving under the influence and initiated a traffic stop at 10:44 p.m., according to police.

While Hunt initially pulled into the parking lot at Essex Bank on Old Forest Road, before the officer could exit his patrol car, police said Hunt quickly drove away and later crashed on U.S. 501 South.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call Officer Lucy at 434-455-6047.

A driver is dead after a chase led to a fatal crash in Lynchburg, according to police.

Authorities say the crash happened on Thursday at about 10:45 p.m. when a Lynchburg police officer tried to stop the car near the intersection of Old Forest Road and Wiggington Road. The driver then sped away and the officer reportedly tried to catch up, but eventually lost sight of the car.

An uninvolved person then called 911 to report a car that had driven off the road and crashed on 501 South past the intersection of Lakeside Drive. Crews arrived and then reportedly took the driver to Lynchburg General Hospital, where they died as a result of their injuries.

Authorities say the crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 434-455-6047.

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