NATIONAL CITY, Calif. — A short pursuit ended in a crash that left one person dead Friday, said the National City Police Department.
Authorities say a patrol officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop around midnight in the 1200 block of National City Boulevard after a a vehicle passed at a high rate of speed. The driver failed to yield, prompting the officer to initiate a pursuit, NCPD said.
The driver, who was described as a man in his 20s or 30s, lost control of his vehicle on the 2800 block National City Boulevard and collided into a light pole that was located at a Mazda dealership, police said. This caused the vehicle to spin out and come to rest in the center median.
Authorities say the man was ejected from his vehicle during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been released at this time.
All of National City Boulevard was temporarily shut down from 30th Street to 26th Street while authorities conducted an investigation. Police said the roadway reopened around 8:30 a.m.
No other injuries were reported in connection to this incident.
The NCPD Traffic Division is investigating the single-vehicle traffic collision.