VALLEJO (CBS SF) — A suspect died Saturday morning when his vehicle careened into a tree during a pursuit by Vallejo police officers.

Vallejo police said officers responded to a 6 a.m. call reporting a man slumped over the wheel of an idling car that was parked in the area of Redwood Street and Chenin Blanc Place.

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Officers responded to the scene and approached the vehicle. They spoke with the man and identified themselves, but the 32-year-old Contra Costa County man, whose name was not being released until family was notified, suddenly drove off at a high rate of speed.

The officers began pursuing the car as speeds topped 85 miles per hour. During the pursuit, officers remained 30-to-50 yards behind the car, after getting closer at one point.

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The pursuit lasted less than one minute and covered just over a mile in distance before ending when the suspect’s car hit a tree.

The officers quickly approached the vehicle, attempted to provide aid, but were unable to safely remove the man from the vehicle. Paramedics arrived and declared him dead at the scene.

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Further investigation revealed the man was a wanted parolee and was driving a stolen vehicle out of Walnut Creek.