Beatrice police pursuit ends in fatal crash

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) _ Officials say a driver being chased by Beatrice police has died in a crash.

Police Sgt. Brian Carver tells Beatrice radio station KWBE ( that police first received a call about a car weaving in and out of traffic around 1 p.m. Saturday. Carver says the car took off when police tried to pull the driver over.

The chase ended about five miles south of the city when the car plunged off a bridge and flipped onto its top, killing the man driving.

Police have not yet released the man's identity. No one else was in the crashed car, and no one was injured during the pursuit.

Nebraska law requires a grand jury be convened anytime someone dies while in custody or being pursued by police.