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Police: Driver Dead After Fleeing Traffic Stop, Crashing

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WALDORF, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say a driver is dead after fleeing a traffic stop and crashing in Charles County.

Police say a trooper spotted a Toyota Scion with a tag light out on northbound state Route 301 in the Waldorf area around 1 a.m. Thursday and tried to stop the car.

That's when police say the Scion went through a red light, turned onto Acton Lane and accelerated. When the trooper caught up, he saw that the Scion had hit a utility pole and overturned onto the driver.

Police say the driver died at the scene and his body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy. He is not being identified pending confirmation and the notification of his next of kin.

The investigation is ongoing.

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