Suspected child molester Kevin Robertson, the Modesto man who fled police on Tuesday morning, died on Wednesday after crashing a vehicle into a pole in Kingman, Ariz., according to a report on azfamily.com, the website of a CBS television affiliate in Phoenix.
Kingman is located in northwestern Arizona.
Robertson, 37, lived in a south Modesto home with the child under age 10 whom he was accused of molesting.
He fled his Modesto home at about 2 a.m. on Tuesday and was last seen fleeing from officers in the Madera area.
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Kingman Police Capt. Rusty Cooper said it’s not known whether Robertson crashed intentionally Wednesday night when his vehicle wrecked after reaching speeds topping 95 mph, according to a story by The Associated Press. However, Cooper says Robertson was reported to be despondent, suicidal and armed.
Cooper says Kingman police officer spotted Robertson in the parking lot of a pharmacy after Modesto authorities provided information that Robertson was in the Kingman area.
Cooper says Robertson didn’t obey the officer’s commands and instead drove off. The crash occurred within a few minutes as the officer began to pursue Robertson.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.