A man has been killed in a car crash while being pursued by police after allegedly fleeing from the scene of a murder in east Yorkshire, England.
Police responded to an incident at a property in Beverley, East Yorkshire, in the early hours of Monday morning where they discovered a woman dead. Officers were informed that a man had left the property in a VW Polo and chased after him. Humberside Police force confirmed they had referred the incident to the police watchdog as a "short pursuit" had ensued before the fatal accident that happened around 6.30am.
Authorities had received reports of concern for the welfare of the woman at the property on Samman Road. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Curtis said: "As part of our inquiries, a man was reported to have left the address in Beverley in a Volkswagen Polo at around 6am. "The car was later seen by police officers on the B1230 between Seaton and Hornsea and a short police pursuit ensued.
"The Polo was then in a collision with another vehicle, a Ford Transit van, at around 6:30am.
"The driver of the Polo was pronounced dead at the scene. "The man driving the Ford Transit van was taken to hospital with serious and potentially life-changing injuries and remains in hospital at this time.
"As there was a police pursuit, the incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct to be independently reviewed.
"The woman's family have been informed of her death and the investigation into her murder and are being provided support by specially trained officers.
"The man's family have also been informed of his death and specially trained officers are in contact with them offering support."