A second DeKalb County deputy arrived just as the Jeep headed south. With his emergency lights and siren on, the deputy tried to catch up to the Jeep. The Jeep left the west side of the roadway, between County Roads 56 and 60, approximately one mile south of the residence where the chase began, struck a tree head-on and caught fire. May, who was alone at the time, was pronounced dead at the scene by Jeff Warner, DeKalb County Coroner.
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. Assisting at the scene were the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, the DeKalb County Coroner, the Spencerville Fire Department and the Concord Township Fire Department.
County Road 51 has been re-opened to normal traffic flow in that area.