PARMA, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man they were chasing in an alleged shoplifting case crashed into a garbage truck and has died.
Police in the Cleveland suburb of Parma say the chase began shortly after 5 a.m. Monday after officers tried to stop the man’s vehicle. They say he sped through several streets and slammed into the garbage truck when he tried to turn onto another road.
Authorities say the man’s car burst into flames and he died at the scene. A baby and another passenger in the car were pulled from the vehicle and taken to a hospital. No information was available on their conditions.
Police didn’t immediately identify the man or provide any other details.