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Police: Officers attempted traffic stop blocks before crash that killed Carpentersville man

Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 11:26 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 11:28 p.m. CDT

ELGIN – A Carpentersville man died Tuesday after a car driven by an Elgin man police were after blew a stop sign and collided with his vehicle, police said.

Miguel A. Tellez, 35, of the 1800 block of Endicott Circle, Carpentersville, died at Advocate Sherman Hospital following the crash at Jefferson and Liberty Streets in Elgin.

At about 5 p.m. Tuesday, police tried to pull over a 2011 Nissan Maxima driven by Steven T. Luellen, of the 300 block of Jefferson St., Elgin.

Luellen was wanted on an Illinois Department of Corrections parole warrant, according to a news release from the Elgin Police Department.

Police ceased their attempts to stop Luellen after he fled at a high rate of speed, the release said.

Four blocks later, driving east on Jefferson Street, Luellen's Maxima struck a Mazda MPV that was northbound on Liberty Street and driven by Tellez. The MPV overturned and hit a house in the area.

Luellen, 34, who was on parole for an aggravated fleeing and eluding conviction, was taken to St. Alexius Hospital and is being treated for serious but not life-threatening injuries, the release said.

A 35-year-old female passenger in his car, Josette Jarvis, of the 300 block of Griswold St., Elgin, was taken to Sherman hospital and is in critical condition.

Both Luellen and Jarvis are in police custody while they receive treatment, the release said.

Elgin police continue to investigate the crash. No charges are anticipated on Wednesday, the release said.

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