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.