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LSP identify man killed after crashing into tree while fleeing officers

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Investigators with the Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving an alleged stolen vehicle and a chase with deputies. 

Officials say the incident happened shortly after midnight on Friday, April 7. It started when a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office noticed a car on Jones Creek near Mary Louise Avenue driving without its headlights on. 

The deputy attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle allegedly took off. 

At some point, the vehicle crashed into a tree. De'antee Price, 18, the driver of the vehicle, died from injuries sustained in the crash. 

It is unknown if impairment was a factor, but a toxicology sample will be taken and tested, which is standard protocol in all fatal crashes.

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