A man driving a stolen car was killed after crashing the car into a tree in Modesto, according to Modesto police spokesperson Heather Graves.
Graves said that on Thursday, an officer saw a man in a Mercedes driving at a high rate of speed down of Oakdale Road toward Briggsmore Avenue.
As the officer attempted to catch up to the Mercedes, it turned onto Wylie Drive and the officer lost sight of the car. A few minutes later, the officer found that the driver had collided with a tree and the car was on fire, according to Graves.
Officers on the scene provided CPR to the driver, and paramedics declared him dead at the scene, Graves said.