Man dies after collision during police pursuit

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A MAN injured during a police chase through South Yorkshire has died.

The 19-year-old, who has not yet been named, was the passenger in a stolen red Peugeot 306 being chased by police when it crashed into a tractor on Monday afternoon.

The 19-year-old driver, Andrew McMinn, of no fixed abode, escaped without serious injury.

The car was being pursued along Station Road, Stainforth, after an allegation of a theft from a shop in Thorne.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

A police spokeswoman said: “The man was taken to Leeds General hospital with a serious head injury and was in a life-threatening condition. He passed away on Wednesday at 4.25pm. As is required in all incidents of this nature, an immediate referral was made to the IPCC who have determined South Yorkshire Police should manage all aspects of this investigation.”

McMinn appeared before Doncaster Magistrates yesterday afternoon on seven charges including causing death by dangerous driving.

Witnesses should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.