CLEVELAND (WJW) — A portion of St. Clair Avenue was closed Wednesday morning after an overnight police chase ended in a fatal crash.

According to East Cleveland police, officers saw a vehicle headed south on Noble Rd. driving recklessly and without the headlights on.

When officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the suspect vehicle drove away.

Multiple passengers bailed from the car at Helmsdale, according to police. The driver continued into Cleveland, reaching speeds of 100 mph, police say.

The car hit a pole and a tree in the 1620 block of St. Clair, killing the driver.

St. Clair was closed from East 13th Street to E17th Street while officials investigated.

The crash also left a utility pole down on the sidewalk.