- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SUTTON, Mass. (AP) - Authorities have identified a Massachusetts truck driver who died after police say he fled an attempted traffic stop and crashed into two other vehicles.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr.’s office says 54-year-old James Drake was killed in the crash Monday in Sutton.

Sutton police say an officer conducting traffic enforcement had activated his emergency lights and attempted to pull over a pickup truck caught on radar going 50 mph in 30 mph zone.

Police say instead of pulling over, the pickup sped up even more on the two-lane road.

After briefly losing sight of the truck, the officer rounded a sharp curve to find it had crashed head-in with two other vehicles.

Drake, of Worcester, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other two drivers suffered minor injuries.


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