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Driver, dog killed in crash following police chase in Salem

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A driver and his dog were killed in a crash following a police pursuit in Salem early Saturday morning, according to the Salem Police Department.

According to police, officers attempted to stop a 1999 white BMW at Macleay Road and Southeast 46th Street at approximately 3:20 a.m. because the driver was wanted in connection with release agreement violations.

Police said the driver did not stop and continued eastbound on Macleay Road at 45 to 50 miles per hour.

At Cordon Road, the driver ran a red light, and police stopped the pursuit due to safety concerns.

Police said 10 minutes later, an officer checking the area found the BMW at the 5900 block of Macleay Road. The car had left the road and hit a tree.

The driver, Joshua Tibbetts, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene along with his dog which had been inside the vehicle.

The Salem Police Department's Traffic Control Unit was called out to conduct the investigation.

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