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Driver dies after pursuit by Tahlequah police

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: June 19, 2014

TAHLEQUAH— Authorities say a man in Tahlequah was killed after crashing his car during a pursuit by police.

Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King says the chase began after the driver went through a four-way stop at about 70 miles mph early Thursday. He says a police officer witnessed the incident and attempted to pull over the car, which then sped away.

King tells a local television station that the officer eventually backed off from his pursuit because of lo w visibility. A few minutes later, the officer discovered the car rolled over and the driver ejected from it.

An investigation into the crash is underway. has disabled the comments for this article.