Man crashes into tree while fleeing after hit-and-run crash

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Authorities say a driver crashed into a tree while Topeka police chased him from the scene of an apparent hit-and-run crash.

Topeka police Lt. Steve Roth says the fleeing driver appeared conscious and alert Monday night after the crash. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the driver had apparently been involved in a crash a short time earlier in which a motorcyclist suffered injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening.

Roth says another driver followed the man from the scene and called police. Officers initially pulled the man over, but then he drove away. No one else was hurt when he crashed into a tree. His name wasn’t immediately released.

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