Lynchburg Police are investigating a fatal accident that happened Friday morning.
According to officials, a Lynchburg officer attempted to stop a Jeep driven by John James Dolan, III, 41, of Lynchburg in the 1500 block of Lakeside Drive.
As soon as the officer attempted the traffic stop, Dolan turned onto Old Forest Road and fled from the officer at a high rate of speed.
Officials say the Lynchburg officer notified dispatch and attempted to catch up with Dolan with lights and sirens activated.
According to Lynchburg Police, Dolan lost control, crossed the center line, drover off the left side of the road, and hit two utility poles near the intersection of Old Forest Road and Lindberg Street.
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