Deadly Crash

A  Lynchburg man died early Wednesday morning after leading law enforcement on a pursuit that led to a crash.

According to officials with Tennessee Highway Patrol, Lawrence Bean, 29, was thrown from his vehicle and pronounced dead at the hospital.

Tullahoma Police Department received a call at 12:22 a.m. Wednesday concerning a naked man walking around the West Lincoln Street Food Lion grocery store. When officers arrived, the man left the area in a 2005 Nissan Altima, and a chase followed.

According to TPD, for public safety reasons per department policy, the pursuit was terminated early on and prior to the resulting collision in a residential area.

The THP incident report states after the Tullahoma department abandoned its pursuit, Bean’s vehicle “ran off the roadway to the right and overcorrected back onto the roadway.”

“It then ran off the roadway to the left, striking a mailbox and multiple trees and rocks,” the report states.

The vehicle then struck a parked 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, flipped and “came to final rest on its top.”

Bean, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision, was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to THP.

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Elena Cawley contributed to this report.