Police share video of driver fleeing Lisle traffic stop, fatally crashing on I-88 ramp

Police pursued the fleeing vehicle and minutes later found it crashed into the wall of an entrance ramp to eastbound I-88.

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A 30-year-old man died in a vehicle crash Dec.22 after fleeing from Lisle police.

A 30-year-old man died in a vehicle crash Dec.22 after fleeing from Lisle police.

Lisle police released dashcam video Wednesday of a stolen car that fled a traffic stop and crashed on a tollway entrance ramp in the western suburb, killing the driver and injuring his passenger.

The driver was identified as 30-year-old Marcus L. Thomas of Chicago by Lisle police.

Officers pulled over Thomas early Tuesday for speeding 20 mph over the limit in the 1500 block of Ogden Avenue, police said.

During the traffic stop, officers learned that the car was reported stolen from Chicago and called for backup, police said.

While officers remained in their vehicles, Thomas allegedly drove off and turned north on Naper Boulevard. Officers pursued Thomas and minutes later found the car crashed into the wall of the entrance ramp to eastbound I-88.

Video shows the vehiclesmoking while officers shout at the two occupants still moving inside.

Officers removed the female passenger from the vehicle, butstruggled to remove Thomas because of damage to the driver side door. Video shows officers removing him from the rear door.

He was taken to Edward-Elmhurst Hospital in Naperville where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The female passenger was transported to the same hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Lisle police are investigating the fatal crash.

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