A man is dead after colliding head-on with a truck while fleeing police during a chase in California on Thursday afternoon. 

Officers began the high-speed pursuit around 2:35 p.m. south of Salinas, California on September 29th. 

According to KSBW 8 News, the Toyota Prius drove across the median of Highway 101 while fleeing police and crashed head-on with a truck, obliterating the Prius and killing the driver. The truck driver sustained minor injuries in the incident. 

Northbound Highway 101 was closed until around midnight that evening as crews worked to investigate the scene and clear the wreckage. 

No further information has been released. 

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