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Alan Gray, a 14-year resident of Folsom writes about all kinds of things happening in and around Folsom.

Just prior to 3AM this morning, Folsom Police Officers noticed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed with its headlights off on Iron Point Road.

The vehicle ran through the intersection of Iron Point Road and Empire Ranch Road without stopping at the stop sign. When officers attempted to pull the vehicle over, the driver fled and police pursued the vehicle.

During the pursuit, the driver continued to flee at high rates of speed, attempted to run over police officers with his vehicle, and drove in a fashion that endangered officers and citizens.

The pursuit terminated when the man’s vehicle hit another vehicle causing him to lose control of his vehicle.

Police CarThe man was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead on-scene. Thankfully, the person in the other vehicle was not injured in the collision.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol are investigating the collision and it appears the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Police don’t yet know if drugs or alcohol were a factor.

Police know the name of the driver, but his name has been withheld pending notification of the next of kin.