The Arkansas State Police is investigating the crash of a suspect who fled from Arkansas State Troopers and the North Little Rock Police Department on Thursday, January 12th.

Around 8:22 p.m. Thursday night, officers with the North Little Rock Police Department attempted to make a traffic stop on a stolen silver Kia Sportage in the area of 2700 McArthur Drive. 

As the suspect approached Interstate 40, Arkansas State Police Troopers were asked to assist North Little Rock PD and took control of the pursuit around the 146 mile marker (White Oak Crossing). 

Upon approaching the 142 exit (Morgan/Maumelle) on Interstate 40, the suspect attempted to take the exit at a high rate of speed and lost control of the vehicle, at which time the vehicle crashed into a tree and caught on fire.

The unidentified driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead on scene by the Pulaski County Coroner.      

The body of the driver has been transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory where identification, as well as a manner and cause of death will be determined.