CARROLLTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A man died Thursday evening after Carrollton police said he crashed into a pole while fleeing a traffic stop after being suspected of speeding and driving while intoxicated.

Police said the incident began at around 11:30 p.m. near Marsh Lane and Running Duke Drive when an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding. Police said the officer also started investigating the driver for DWI.

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The officer asked the driver to turn off the car and hand over the keys, but the man, instead, decided to drive off, police said.

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Police said the man crashed into a pole just seconds later near Marsh Lane and Keller Springs Road. The 27-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

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His identity has not yet been released as police continue to investigate.