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.

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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.

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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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