Man killed in crash after fleeing DUI stop

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A man died just one block from his home after police say he crashed trying to speed away from an officer who pulled him over on suspicion of driving under the influence.

A Virginia Beach police officer pulled over Travis Hill, 30, just after 1 a.m. on Baker Road. Police say Hill stopped and the officer made contact with him, but then he sped away in a Ford pickup truck.

As he turned from De Laura Lane onto Holladay Lane, Hill lost control, hit a tree, and was trapped inside the truck.

The Virginia Beach Fire Department and EMS responded and got Hill out of the truck and to the hospital, where he died.

The Virginia Beach Fatal Accident Crash Team is investigating.

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