Driver dies after crashing into pole following police pursuit in Chesapeake

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a man died in a crash in Chesapeake early Sunday morning during a pursuit.

Chesapeake police say the call for the crash came in around 2:15 a.m. on Seaboard Avenue and Chesapeake Avenue.

Initial investigation revealed that officers observed the vehicle at the intersection of Berkley Avenue and Campostella Road “driving erratically.”

The officers attempted to pull the driver over, however police say the vehicle failed to stop and fled the area.

Due to the increasing speed of the vehicle, officers slowed down and started to lose sight of the driver. Police say the driver ended up crossing the railroad tracks on Chesapeake Avenue near Seaboard Avenue at a high rate of speed and crashed into a nearby pole.

The driver was identified on Monday as 43-year-old Marcus Jeffries, of Chesapeake.

There is no other information, but police say the case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submit a tip online.

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