A 24-year-old man Berrien County man has died after crashing into a tree during a police chase in Niles.

WZZM-13 reports that the crash occurred around 5:30p.m. on Saturday.

According to police, a deputy saw a 1999 Subaru driving through Niles that matched the description of a vehicle in the area of a possible intoxicated driver.

The deputy tried to stop the vehicle. The driver, David Bross Jr. sped away, sideswiped another car, and continued driving.

It is reported he was driving erratically, at speeds reaching over 100 mph.

Boss Jr. lost control on Niles-Buchanan Road west of Mayflower Road. The car went off the road and hit a tree.

Boss Jr. was found unresponsive and later died at the hospital.

Michigan State Police are investigating the crash. The deputy involved has been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing.