L. NAZARETH TWP., Pa. - A Nazareth man is dead after taking off on police and leading them on a pursuit that ended in a crash on Route 248 in Northampton County.

Jimmy Nguyen, 23, died in the crash Tuesday afternoon, said county coroner Zach Lysek. 

The crash happened shortly after 2 p.m. on the 3900 block of Easton Nazareth Highway, also known as Route 248, according to county dispatchers.

The incident started when a state trooper tried to conduct a traffic stop on a car on Route 248 near Route 33, police said. The Lexus didn't stop and instead fled, hitting a vehicle leaving the shopping area.

The Lexus continued on Newburg Road into Bath, then onto Route 248 into Nazareth, police said. The car was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver, Nguyen, lost control, hit two oncoming cars and crashed into a concrete barrier, police said.

Nguyen died at the scene, and the driver of one of the other vehicles was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries, authorities said.

Nicholas Haynes, a worker at a nearby industrial facility, said crews had started performing CPR on Nguyen as soon as they got him out of his vehicle.

"I watched them trying to get that guy revived, I'm surprised they did CPR that long, I mean it was 10 minutes," Haynes said.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

Police tape Route 248 crash
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