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Man Dies After Crashing Car In Attempt To Flee Authorities

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HOUSTON COUNTY, Tenn. – A man was killed after crashing his car while trying to elude authorities in Houston County on Sunday.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said 18-year-old Brian N. Grimm Jr. was driving a 2003 Toyota Corolla southbound on Waverly Road in an attempt to flee from a Houston County Sheriff's Officer when he lost control just before 7 p.m.

The Corolla went off the side of the roadway, struck a tree, and overturned down a 100-foot embankment.

Grimm was not wearing a seatbelt, and was ejected from the car. He died at the scene.

Police said Grimm had been drinking. It was not immediately clear why Grimm was trying to flee authorities.

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