A police chase ended Thursday morning with the passenger in the pursued car trying to run away and the driver shooting himself after crashing on U.S. Interstate I-95, authorities say.
The bizarre incident happened at about 11:40 a.m. on I-95. The chase started near the airport and ended on the southbound ramp to state Route 452 in Upper Chichester Township, Pa.
Pennsylvania State Police say that a trooper initially tried to pull the car over for speeding, but the driver wouldn't pull over.
The trooper chased the car down I-95 until the driver hit the center guardrail when he was trying to get exit onto Rt. 452. After the car spun around and came to a stop, the passenger jumped out and ran off. The trooper chased him on foot. Then they both heard a gunshot, ran back to the car and found the driver had shot himself to death, police say.
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Pennsylvania State Police were trying to notify family members before releasing the man's identity. Police say the driver did have previous run-ins with the law.