Lynchburg police identify driver who died in crash after Tuesday police chase

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Lynchburg Police have released the identity of the driver who died after crashing into an electric pole following a police chase Tuesday.

Montez Jefferson, 29, of Concord, crashed near 7th and Federal Streets.

According to the Lynchburg Police Department Community Relations Coordinator Carrie Dungan, an officer was pursuing a car on Dec. 18 but ended the chase after an officer’s vehicle experienced a “technical issue with his vehicle.”

“After the officer ended the pursuit, the driver of the other vehicle crashed, flipped and landed into a utility pole and caught fire near the intersection of 7th and Federal Streets,” Dungan told WFXR by email.

Jefferson was transported to the hospital and later died of his injuries.

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