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Driver involved in chase killed in St. Joseph County crash

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A South Bend man was found dead at the scene of a crash, Saturday morning.

Lieutenant Tim Williams with the St. Joseph County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team says it all started with a chase several hours earlier.

Williams says a St. Joseph County officer was trying to pull over a speeding driver on Roosevelt around 1:30am. That driver has been identified as 42-year-old Kevin Combs. Police say during the chase, the officer crashed into a semi-truck and lost sight of the speeding vehicle. No one was hurt in that crash.

Williams says as officers were investigating the officer-involved crash around 7:00am, they got another call from a homeowner that a vehicle was found crashed in their back yard with a body lying nearby.

Police say it was Combs, who was involved in that earlier chase. The prosecutor's office says Combs veered off the road, drove through a field and hit a tree. He was thrown from the vehicle and was dead on the scene when police arrived.

 FACT continues to investigate. 
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