A man died after leading police on a car chase and crashing into a house in Fullerton early Wednesday, authorities said, according to NBC.
The police car chase lasted only about a minute and covered just a half-mile before the man, whose name was not immediately released, lost control and went “straight through a palm tree,” hit a parked car and barreled into the corner of a house in the 100 block of North Roosevelt Avenue, said Fullerton police Sgt. Jeff Stuart, according to the L.A. Times.
Officers had attempted to contact the man after he was reportedly dropped off by a taxi driver in the downtown area and entered a silver vehicle, according to a statement released by the Fullerton Police Department. The taxi driver called police at 2:06 a.m. and alleged that he had been assaulted by the man, according to KTLA.
Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the incident, according to CBS.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. He has not been identified pending notification of kin. No one in the home was injured and the home sustained only minor damage, according to ABC.