HOUMA, La. — A 36-year-old domestic-violence suspect was killed in a car crash after leading police on a chase in Houma, authorities said.

Sunday’s crash claimed the life of Michael Brown, of Houma, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

The incident began about 6:13 p.m. as a domestic-violence investigation at an apartment on Charlotte Street in Gray, authorities said. A woman told the responding deputy that her boyfriend, later identified as Brown, struck her and left while threatening to return with a gun.

As deputies patrolled the area in search of Brown’s car, they spotted his 2016 Chevrolet Malibu heading toward Hollywood Road on Martin Luther King Boulevard, the Sheriff’s Office said.

A 36-year-old domestic-violence suspect was killed in a car crash after leading police on a chase in Houma, authorities said. Sunday's crash claimed the life of Michael Brown, of Houma, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office said. The incident began about 6:13 p.m. as a domestic-violence investigation at an apartment on Charlotte Street in Gray, authorities said.

A deputy activated his emergency blue lights and tried to pull over the suspect, but Brown refused to stop and continued on Tunnel Boulevard, disregarding multiple traffic lights in the process, authorities said.

State Police and Houma Police were notified and assisted in the pursuit, the Sheriff’s Office said.

After passing through the Houma Tunnel, Brown’s car flipped after striking a curb and a utility pole, police said. Brown, who suffered fatal injuries, was removed from the car and was pronounced dead.

The case remains under investigation, police said.

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