LESTER, W.Va. — A man died after the car he was driving crashed into a tree in Raleigh County Friday evening, authorities said.

The collision came during a police pursuit by Lester Police and the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department that traveled through the community of Lester and then onto Slab Fork Road. The driver has been identified as Michael Riley, 37.

Authorities said Riley had refused to stop for police. He was pronounced dead at Raleigh General Hospital.

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