UPDATE: Man in fatal crash ID'd, was charged in Dec. with 5 felonies

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The Clinton County Sheriff's Office has identified the deceased driver of the car that crashed into a truck as Israel Dealmeida, 38, from St. Johns.

The sheriff's office said Dealmeida was charged with five felonies in December in Clinton County District Court.

Those charges include possession of a weapon while under the influence; discharging a firearm at a building; importing, manufacturing and storing explosives; and handling explosives while under the influence, according to the sheriff's office.

The Clinton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a car crash that killed the driver on Old US 27 on Tuesday.

The crash happened at around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday when deputies attempted to stop a vehicle near Taft Road.

The driver is believed to be a man wanted for outstanding felony warrants, according to the sheriff's office.

They say he posed an imminent threat to himself and others.

He pulled over initially but then sped off northbound. The pursuit lasted two minutes, according to a press release.

Deputies and officers from the St. Johns Police attempted to stop him using stop sticks, but they were unsuccessful.

It ended when the man drove into the back of a semi-truck traveling northbound, according to the release.

Witnesses say the driver should have had enough time to go around the semi but drove into it, instead, according to the release.

St. Johns Fire and Rescue, Clinton Area Ambulance, Clinton County Central Dispatch, Michigan State Police and St. Johns Police assisted.

News 10's Alani Letang spoke with St. Johns Police Chief David Kirk.

Kirk said officers are working to get a vehicle out from underneath the semi-trailer it crashed into.

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