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32-year-old man dies after crashing stolen car during police chase, officials say

The man attempted to escape enforcement at the speed of over 85 miles per hour, Vallejo police say.

VALLEJO, Calif. — A 32-year-old Contra Costa man is dead after he led officers on a chase on Saturday morning, according to the Vallejo Police Department.

Police found a man slumped over the wheel inside of a car at around 6 a.m. near Redwood Street and Chenin Blanc Place after receiving calls. The man drove away at a speed over 85 miles per hour after officers identified themselves to him.

Less than a minute later, the man crashed the car into a tree less than a mile away from the location police found him. Paramedics declared the man dead at the scene despite officers attempting to provide medical aid. 

Police said the man was a wanted parolee and was driving a stolen car out of Walnut Creek. They say they will release his identity once they notify his family. 

The Solano County Major Crimes Task Force is handling the investigation.  

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