Fatal Ending to Chase

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A Denver man is dead following a high speed chases.

The chase started this morning around 3:30 south of the Park Meadows Mall. Speeds reached 80 miles an hour before the suspect slammed in to a tree, splitting the car in half.

Authorities say the driver, 20 year old Michael James Medina, was under the influence of drugs; and the car he was driving was stolen.

Medina was pronounced dead at the scene, and a passenger suffered non life threatening injuries.