The car split in two after crashing into a tree. Picture: Steve Tyson
The car split in two after crashing into a tree. Picture: Steve Tyson

Car split in two as man killed after police pursuit

A 35-year-old man has died after crashing into a tree following a police pursuit in Sydney’s west.

The incident occurred just after 10pm in Leonay on Saturday night when police chased him after he failed to stop at a random breath testing site on the Great Western Highway at Lapstone.

Emergency services at the scene of the horrific accident. Picture: Steve Tyson
Emergency services at the scene of the horrific accident. Picture: Steve Tyson

The car was split in two from the crash after the impact of hitting a tree on the side of the M4.

Police had already stopped the pursuit when the vehicle left the road and collided with the tree.

The driver failed to stop at a roadside breath test. Picture: Steve Tyson
The driver failed to stop at a roadside breath test. Picture: Steve Tyson

The driver was taken to Nepean Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A critical incident investigation has been launched.


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