Man dies in crash trying to evade police

Man dies in crash trying to evade police (Image 1)
Man dies in crash trying to evade police (Image 1)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Police in Knoxville say a man who died in a rollover crash while fleeing wasn't someone they had intended to stop.

According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, 25-year-old Brandon Parris came upon a police officer early Thursday and quickly turned around his sport utility vehicle to flee.

Police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said Officer Nicola Coplan turned around to follow Parris, but had not caught up with him or even turned on the cruiser's emergency lights when the SUV ran off the road, hit a utility pole and then crashed into a tree, turning over.

Parris was dead at the scene.

Police had stopped another SUV at the same location and that driver got out and ran.

Records show Paris was on probation for running from police earlier.

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