West Monroe man dies after high speed chase
Police say a man is dead after a high-speed chase that started in Ouachita Parish and ended with a crash in Union Parish.
According to Louisiana State Police, the chase began around midnight Friday, May 10, near the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Police say the suspect, 49-year-old Ronald Greene, of West Monroe, was on Highway 80 near the school when state troopers tried to pull him over. Police say Greene refused to pull over and instead sped away, leading them on a chase that went for 20-25 miles and into Union Parish on Hwy.143.
As LSP was pursuing him, he crashed his vehicle near La. Hwy. 2 and Hwy. 143 in Union Parish. This place is also known as Crossroads.
After he crashed, troopers say they tried to take him into custody, but he became combative. A struggle ensued, and he was then handcuffed.
Police say when EMS arrived on the scene, he became unresponsive.
Greene died on the way to the hospital.
Police say toxicology tests and an autopsy are being performed. The results are pending.