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Driver dies after fleeing from DPS, crashing into maintenance structure

Posted at 3:05 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 09:30:27-04

PHOENIX — A driver has died after the Arizona Department of Public Safety says the person failed to yield during an attempted traffic stop.

DPS says the incident happened on Friday around 7:15 a.m. A trooper attempted to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation on 7th Avenue just south of the I-17.

The driver allegedly failed to stop and fled southbound on 7th Ave at a high rate of speed.

DPS says the driver left the roadway near the Rio Salado Park and collided with a maintenance structure.

The vehicle caught fire and the driver didn’t survive.

The suspect’s name and age have not been released.

Stay with ABC15 and for more on this developing situation.