BELOIT- Around 2 A.M. a Beloit police officer tried to make a traffic stop at Fourth Street just south of Portland Avenue for speeding.
The car took off on Roosevelt Avenue eventually striking another car and then hitting a utility pole.
Both occupants were ejected from the vehicle. The driver a Beloit man, 22, later died from his injuries.
The passenger a Beloit Woman, 22, is critically injured. The two people in the other car were not injured during the crash.
Police say excessive speed and not stopping at a stop sign were factors in the crash.