Photos by KOGO's Cliff Albert at scene.

The crash occurred at the intersection of East Madison Avenue and Grape Street just off of East Main shortly before 3:30 a.m.

According to El Cajon police Lt. Walt Miller, an officer attempted to pull over the driver for a traffic violation about a mile away from the crash scene. The driver refused to stop, and a high speed chase ensued. The car then collided into a parked vehicle and driver being pursued was thrown from his vehicle and died at the scene. His name was not immediately released.

Several parked cars sustained serious damage but no one else was hurt in the crash.

Madison Avenue in the area was expected to be closed for several hours.