March 19, 2002 at 6:41 PM EST - Updated June 29 at 8:01 PM
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - An unlicensed driver with a history of traffic offenses was killed when his car crashed while fleeing police who had tried to stop him.
Raymond E. Haynes III, 21, of Akron, was killed Monday morning when his car hit two utility poles while going about 60 mph on a city street.
Two officers in separate cruisers tried to stop Haynes for speeding and failure to yield. His car slowed, but he drove off and crashed about 30 seconds later, according to crash-reconstruction officer Ken Clark.
Tests to determine if drugs or alcohol were in Haynes' system were pending, the coroner's office said.
Haynes had a history of traffic violations and was driving without a license, police said.
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