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Man fleeing KC police dies in crash

Updated: 2013-12-29T02:52:33Z

A man died early Saturday after the vehicle he was riding in struck a pole.

Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte said in a Tweet that the driver lost control while eluding police near 51st Street and Brooklyn Avenue. Forte said the department’s helicopter was following the vehicle and that no police cruisers were involved.

Police said three other people also were in the vehicle.

Mark Morris, mmorris@kcstar.com

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