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Coroner identifies driver who hit pole after allegedly evading Sacramento police

A driver who police said initially tried to evade officers before crashing into a pole at Fruitridge and Power Inn roads on Saturday has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

He was identified on the coroner’s website as Alexander Jacob Vang, 24, of Sacramento.

Officers were on patrol when they spotted a speeding vehicle, according to a Sacramento Police Department news release. The officers tried to catch up, but the driver evaded them.

Not long after that, at 1:12 a.m. Saturday, authorities responded to a car crash at Fruitridge and Power Inn roads. The driver, later identified as Vang, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Based on preliminary evidence, investigators from the department’s Major Collision Investigation Unit believe Vang was speeding westbound on Fruitridge Road when he veered into a traffic signal pole.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews