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Man, 19, dies on A33 in Reading during police car pursuit

The crashed car and a police vehicle on the A33 in Reading
Image caption The car crashed into the central reservation of the A33 in Reading

A 19-year-old man has died after the car he was driving crashed during a police pursuit.

The driver of a red Ford Fiesta hit the central reservation of the A33 in Reading on Monday at 23:25 GMT.

He was being pursued by Thames Valley Police after failing to stop. His next of kin have been informed.

The road between Rose Kiln Lane and Berkeley Avenue was closed until 14:15 GMT. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating.

The man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, has not been formally identified and a post-mortem examination is expected to take place later.

The IPCC is appealing for witnesses.

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