- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man was thrown from his car and killed when it rolled in a cornfield after authorities say he drove away from a traffic stop and was being chased by police.

Indiana County Coroner Jerry Overman Jr. says Ernest Edward McCleary, of Blairsville, was pronounced dead about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at the scene of the crash in Burrell Township.

The coroner says a Blairsville police officer tried to pull over McCleary on U.S. Route 22 about 12:30 a.m. but reported that McCleary sped away. The coroner says the officer gave chase into the neighboring township and watched as McCleary’s car fishtailed out of control and crashed.

State police from Indiana, Pennsylvania are investigating the crash. The did not immediately return a call for comment, nor did the Blairsville police.

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