Just after 7:00 Saturday morning, police in Rancho Cordova spotted a stolen vehicle with two male subjects inside near the intersection of Coloma Road and Sunrise Boulevard. Officers attempted a traffic stop which led to a high speed chase westbound on Highway 50. The car exited at Howe Avenue and immediately entered the Howe River Access. One passenger was detained but the driver fled into a wooded area. He was spotted trying to swim across the river and ultimately began to struggle. Officers then lost sight of the man.

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Rescuers from Sac Metro Fire located the man. He was given CPR and transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. No identity has yet been released.