One dead in fiery crash after police chase

A 20-year old man is dead after a police chase overnight ended with a fiery crash.

It had started in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu on the South Shore shortly after midnight, when municipal police officers encountered a motorist who refused to pull over for a routine traffic stop.

The motorist sped away with the police cruiser in pursuit, but went out of control and hit a tree on Rue Principale in nearby Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu.

Provincial police are being sent in to investigate because municipal officers were involved in the chase.

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  1. Ted Bronk posted on 07/25/2014 10:44 AM
    This is another needless young death that could have been avoided.
    Why is the police doing high speed chases?
    Why not just take the licence plate down and arrest the driver later?
    Why endangering life's of public and the driver?
    1. Johnny posted on 07/25/2014 11:56 AM
      @Ted Bronk I read your comment. I find it interesting how you blame the police when this kid decided to play GTA in real life.
      What if the Police do not pull over the car (that broke the law) and this driver continues to drive then causes another accident.

      For all they knew this driver had guns, drugs, etc. in the car.
    2. stephen posted on 07/26/2014 09:36 AM
      @Ted Bronk I agree with you. In Canada, the police are not to engage in high speed pursues because of exactly this. In Quebec, we have poorly trained nit-wits who are never taken to task for their failure. If you expect common sense in this province, you will always be disappointed.
  2. More BS posted on 07/25/2014 07:32 PM
    Completely avoidable tragedy. They could of found him through his license plates and arrested him later . Now this young man is dead and the police who chased him must be really proud of the outcome. They will investigated by others cops and all will end well for them. The young man will still be dead .
    1. Richard posted on 07/26/2014 04:56 PM
      @More BS All the guy had to do was pull over when the cops told him to but he chose not too..HIs death is on him, not the police.

      Furthermore, the licence plate tells the police who the owner is, not who is driving
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