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Man dies in Dodge City after crash while fleeing officers

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Posted at 12:07 PM, May 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-06 13:07:16-04

DODGE CITY, Kan. — A Garden City man has died from injuries he suffered in a crash while he was fleeing law enforcement officers on Sunday.

Ford County Sheriff Bill Carr said Wednesday that Luis Salgado, 23, was injured when his car hit a power pole and rolled several times, throwing him from the vehicle.

Salgado was a suspect in a stabbing in Garden City, The Dodge City Globe reported.

Carr said the chase began early Sunday in Gray County when a deputy spotted Salgado's vehicle near Cimarron on Highway 50.

The pursuit went into Ford County and ended after a tire deflation device was used west of Dodge City. Carr said the driver continued into Dodge City, where he went off the road, hit the pole and rolled several times.

Carr said Wednesday the incident remains under investigation.