The car split in two after crashing into a tree. Picture: Steve Tyson
The car split in two after crashing into a tree. Picture: Steve Tyson

Car split in two as man killed after police pursuit

A 35-year-old man has died after crashing into a tree following a police pursuit in Sydney’s west.

The incident occurred just after 10pm in Leonay on Saturday night when police chased him after he failed to stop at a random breath testing site on the Great Western Highway at Lapstone.

Emergency services at the scene of the horrific accident. Picture: Steve Tyson
Emergency services at the scene of the horrific accident. Picture: Steve Tyson

The car was split in two from the crash after the impact of hitting a tree on the side of the M4.

Police had already stopped the pursuit when the vehicle left the road and collided with the tree.

The driver failed to stop at a roadside breath test. Picture: Steve Tyson
The driver failed to stop at a roadside breath test. Picture: Steve Tyson

The driver was taken to Nepean Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A critical incident investigation has been launched.



Search for man after child approached at school

Search for man after child approached at school

Police searching for chubby, bearded man with bandaged feet

Ball tickets selling out

Ball tickets selling out

Last chance to go to the ball of the year

Anger over 'minor' plan for new animal pound at Eviron

Anger over 'minor' plan for new animal pound at Eviron

Eviron residents concerned animal pound may end up on their doorstep

Local Partners