Family considering legal action after man's death in high speed police chase Friday morning

Police say man tried to evade officers, crashed

HAMILTON, Ohio -- The family of a 24-year-old Hamilton man who died Friday morning after crashing into a utility pole while trying to evade police is considering legal action over his death.

Kevin Cummings, 24, was driving a black 2013 Subaru Impreza on Yankee Road in Liberty Township at about 1:05 a.m. when officers attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation. He later hit the utility pole and slammed into a tree while trying to evade them, police said.

Cummings' family members told 9 On Your Side they are considering legal action and wonders if the actions of police are to blame for his death.

Officers said Cummings failed to stop his vehicle and led police on a high-speed chase northbound on Yankee Road with speeds reaching more than 90 mph.

Police said Cummings later lost control of his car after turning onto Princeton Road and accelerating to speeds reaching more than 125 mph.

Cummings crashed in the 5200 block of Hamilton-Princeton Road and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was three miles from his home.

The Butler County Coroner said Cummings died from multiple traumatic injuries.

Police found open alcohol containers throughout the passenger compartment.

No further details have been released at this time.

Stay with 9 On Your Side and WCPO.com for updates as they become available.

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