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Driver Dies After Being Ejected From Vehicle

The passenger in the vehicle is in critical condition

One person is dead after Dallas police say the driver lost control of his car and hit a cement guard rail causing the driver to be ejected from the vehicle.

Police say the incident occurred at about 1:20 a.m. Saturday whenever the officer attempted to pull over the person driving a 2006 Suzuki Forenza at a high rate of speed driving at the 9900 block of the Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway.

The driver appeared to be pulling over on the Skillman exit of the highway, but police say the driver accelerated away from the officer.

The Suzuki Forenza lost control of the car whenever they sped off hitting a sign on the southeast corner of the intersection knocking it over.

The vehicle continued crossing all eight lanes of Skillman then driving over the west curb impacting a cement bridge guard rail, launching the vehicle onto the embankment.

The vehicle then rotated clockwise and rolled down the embankment coming to a rest on Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway.

The driver of the vehicle was ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger of the vehicle was transported in critical condition to Presbyterian Hospital. 

Police have not released the identity of the driver or passenger in the Suzuki Forenza.

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