HAYS, Kan. - A Colorado man has died in western Kansas when the car he was driving hit an embankment after a brief police chase.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says 34-year-old Gerad F. Madrid of Colorado Springs died in the crash early Thursday.
The Salina Journal reports police were seeking Madrid briefly after he was seen driving without headlights and going the wrong way on a one-way street. Officers say the car also nearly struck a patrol car. The officers pursued the car with their lights and sirens on.
Madrid was pronounced dead at the scene after the car he was in ran a stop sign and ran into a canal.
Hays police say they later learned the car also had been stolen.