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Man accused of domestic violence dies while fleeing deputies

Posted at 4:42 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 17:42:38-04

GRAY, La. (AP) - A Louisiana man accused of domestic violence led deputies on a car chase that ended with his death when the car crashed and flipped over.

The Houma Courier reports the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office says Michael Brown was pulled dead from the wreck on Sunday.

Deputies say authorities responded that night to a report that Brown hit his girlfriend at a residence in Gray, and then left while threatening to return with a gun.

They say a deputy searching the area spotted Brown's car and tried to pull him over, but he fled. They say Brown ignored several traffic lights and struck a curb and utility pole. Authorities say Brown's car then flipped and he was found to have suffered fatal injuries. An investigation is ongoing.