UPDATE/STANFIELD, Ore. -- Oregon State Police have identified the Washington man who stole a car and crashed it during a chase with police.
37-year-old Byron Scott Kincade of Ephrata was attempting to elude a Stanfield Police officer along Highway 207 near Pine City when he drove off an embankment, and rolled several times.
Kincade was thrown from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.
OSP says Kincade was released Wednesday from Deschutes County Jail after serving a sentence for crimes including unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Kincade was on a bus enroute to Washington State when it stopped at the Pilot Truck Stop in Stanfield, and Kincade stole a vehicle.
STANFIELD, Ore. - A 37-year-old man is dead after Oregon State Police say he stole a car and then crashed it along Highway 207 near Pine City.
Officers say the victim stole the car around 4:00 a.m. Thursday when it was temporarily parked at the Pilot Truck Stop in Stanfield while the driver was delivering newspapers. Shortly after Stanfield police were filing a police report at the truck stop when they saw the man drive by in the stolen car.
An officer followed and tried to pull him over but the man would not stop. He eventually drove off an embankment, into a field, and rolled the car several times.
The driver was thrown from the car and pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are working to notify family and have not yet released the driver's name.