HAYS, Kan. -

A Colorado man is killed after he tried to run from police during a traffic stop.

It happened in Hays just after 2:00 Thursday morning. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Hays police tried to pull over Gerard Madrid when he took off and led them on a chase. Police say Madrid was going the wrong way without his headlights on.

Madrid failed to stop at a dead end and hit and embankment. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Hays Police department found that Madrid was driving a stolen car. The investigation is still ongoing and police expect to release more details on Friday.