A man was killed in a crash on Highway 5 on Laval Road near Grapevine this morning while trying to escape from the police.
The Kern County sheriff’s office said that at around 7 a.m., a deputy stopped a traffic Mercedes for speeding near the Grapevine ramp. When the deputy got out of his car, management said the driver quickly took off and lost control of the car, causing it to roll over several times.
The department stated that the driver was expelled from the car during the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
KCSO said there were no other occupants in the car. The case is still under investigation.
The Laval Road exit on I-5 traveling north was closed due to the accident, according to the California Highway Patrol.