Grand Falls man dies in car crash after fleeing from police

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One man is dead and one in hospital after a crash on Route 108 in New Brunswick.  (CBC file photo - image credit)
One man is dead and one in hospital after a crash on Route 108 in New Brunswick. (CBC file photo - image credit)

A 22-year-old man from Grand Falls, N.B., has died following a car crash which happened shortly after he tried to flee from police, according to RCMP.

The Mounties said in a release that the Grand Falls Police Force tried to stop the vehicle around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The driver took off, eventually losing control and going into a ditch on Route 108 shortly after crossing into RCMP jurisdiction.

RCMP officers administered first aid before paramedics arrived, but the driver died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

Another 22-year-old man was in the vehicle. The RCMP release states he was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

A collision reconstructionist has been at the scene to help with the investigation. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the driver's cause of death.

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