GRANITE CITY, Ill. – A man was left dead in a crash after police lost him during a pursuit Thursday evening.

The incident occurred around 8:05 p.m. as the Granite City police tried to make a stop to a Dodge Ram pickup truck they claimed was traveling at a high rate of speed going southbound on Illinois Highway 3.

The truck refused to make a stop and immediately fled the police. The police stopped their pursuit after losing sight of the vehicle.

Shortly later, authorities found the pickup truck involved in a single-vehicle crash on Niedringhaus Avenue near 16th Street. The man was later pronounced dead.