EASTON, Pa. (CBS) – Police say a man is dead following a police chase that ended in Easton, Northampton County early Friday morning.

This began when officers tried to stop the suspect for a vehicle violation. The man then took off in his pickup truck, leading police on a chase through several municipalities.

This ended when the man crashed into a utility pole just before 2 a.m. near 13th and Spring Garden Streets.

Police have not released the suspect’s identity yet.

There were reports of shots being fired by officers, but it is not clear at this time the exact cause of the suspect’s death or whether he, too, had a weapon.

Pa. State Police are now involved in the investigation.

 

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