Man dies in police chase crash in Liverpool on Christmas morning
A passenger died when the car he was travelling crashed whilst being chased by police in Liverpool this morning.
The police watchdog is investigating the fatal crash in the early hours of Christmas Day on Prescot Road, Old Swan.
The passenger, a man in his 30s, was taken to hospital and later died and the driver was reportedly arrested at the scene.
The car they were travelling in was completely destroyed in the collision with a lamppost which is believed to have happened at 4.30am.
An IPCC spokeswoman said: ‘We were notified of a fatal road traffic incident in Liverpool this morning by Merseyside Police.
‘We have begun an independent investigation as initial information suggests the collision was preceded by a short police pursuit.
‘We have deployed an investigator to the scene and police post incident procedures.’
Merseyside Police said on Twitter: ‘Please be advised that Prescot Road, Old Swan is currently closed between the junctions of Green lane and Derby Lane while police continue to investigate a serious road traffic collision that occurred in the early hours of this morning.’
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