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Man dies in crash after fleeing DUI stop

Posted at 9:21 AM, Jan 04, 2015

Virginia Beach, Va. - A man is dead after fleeing a DUI stop in Virginia Beach early Sunday morning, according to police.

Travis Martin Hill, 30, of Virginia Beach was driving a Ford pickup truck when police attempted to pull him over.

Police say he fled east on Baker Road, then onto De Laura Lane, then crashed into a tree as he tried to make a left turn onto Holladay Lane.

The crash happened only a block from where he lived.

Hill was pinned in his vehicle and was extracted by Virginia Beach Fire Department and EMS. Police say he later died from his injuries at a hospital.

Hill's mom tells NewsChannel 3 she doesn't know if he'd been drinking that night but knows that he was going through a tough time personally.

She says he sometimes chose a bad way to cope, turning to alcohol.

He did not have any outstanding warrants, according to police.

His mom says she believes he fled because he was scared. He had a DUI several years ago.

She says he had to work hard to get himself together after that, even moving home for a while.

She says he was working as a plumber now and had two young sons, ages four and nine.

He would help anybody, she says, but had a hard time helping himself.

His body was sent to the medical examiner, but police say it could take six to eight weeks before they get any results.