Two die in České Budějovice police car chase

Two people have died in a police car chase in České Budějovice in the early hours of Sunday, local police said. The incident occurred after a police patrol pulled a car over a minor offence on an embankment at about 2:30 AM in the centre of the city; the driver reportedly waited for officers to step out of their vehicle before speeding off. In the ensuing pursuit, the 24-year-old driver crashed into a tree, killing himself as well as a female passenger. Circumstances of the incident are under investigation.