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Man killed after high-speed police chase, striking Big Run building


Big Run, PA – A man was killed in a crash resulting from a high-speed police chase, ending in Big Run when the man struck a building.

Police had attempted to pull over 53-year-old Robert Michael George for numerous traffic violations on Monday night in Punxsutawney, but he fled in his red Dodge Caliber north on Route 119.

Reports show that George had been going at least 85 mph at some points during the chase.

Punxsutawney Police say the chase lasted about five minutes.

George eventually failed to make the turn in Big Run near the blinker light, and he crashed into the Best Kawasaki building on Main Street.

The vehicle caught fire, endangering the business. Firefighters arrived quickly and were able to extinguish the flames.

George was pronounced dead at the scene from the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.

Click Here to read the online police report.