WEBSTER, N.H. (WHDH) - Police are investigating a car crash in Webster, New Hampshire on Sunday that left one man dead and two women seriously injured after a driver trying to avoid being stopped by officers went off the road and crashed into a tree, officials said.

Officers on patrol on Concord Drive at 11:40 a.m. tried to pull over the driver of a Chevrolet Blazer for a motor vehicle violation when they sped away, police said. The car went off the road when it curved and crashed into a tree, according to police.

A man in the back seat, later identified as Adam Liesner, 31, of Belmont, New Hampshire, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The driver and passenger, both women from New Hampshire, were taken to Concord Hospital with serious injuries.

Police said speed appears to have been a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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