Man dies following police chase in Emporia

(KSN File Photo)
(KSN File Photo)

EMPORIA, Kansas – An Emporia man is dead after crashing into utility pole during a police chase.

Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, police tried to pull the driver over for running a stop sign in the area of 9th and Commercial streets. The driver, 20-year-old Javier Escobedo, didn’t stop for the officers and led them on chase that ended when his car hit a utility pole.

Escobedo was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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