NH police: Passenger dies in SUV crash, vehicle fled officer
WEBSTER, N.H. (AP) - Police in New Hampshire say a passenger in a sport utility vehicle died after the driver began to speed away from a police officer and the vehicle struck a tree.
The officer tried to stop the SUV in Webster on Sunday for a motor vehicle violation when it drove off.
The officer saw that the SUV failed to negotiate a curve and struck the tree.
The driver and front passenger were hospitalized with serious injuries.
Police said a passenger in the rear, Adam Liesner, 31, died of injuries at the scene.
Police are still investigating the crash.
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