PITTSBURG — A Weir man is dead following a chase with police in Pittsburg early Saturday morning.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol at about 2:45 a.m. Saturday Terry Leroy Hamblin, 48, of Weir, was fleeing from The Pittsburg Police Department in a 1995 Chevy Tahoe.

During the course of the chase, Hamblin's vehicle left the roadway to the north about a quarter of a mile west of the US 69 bypass on 20th Street, crossed back over the road leaving to the south side of the road. The vehicle struck a utility pole and a chain link fence and the driver was ejected.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and further details as to the cause of the pursuit have not been released.