Leeds & West Yorkshire

Man killed in Burley Road taxi crash named

A man who died when a car he was travelling in collided with a taxi in Leeds has been named by police.

Shamari Saws, 22, was in a Vauxhall Astra, containing four men in their 20s, which crashed at the junction of Burley Street and Burley Road, at 00:40 BST on Sunday, after it made off from officers.

Mr Saws, from the Chapeltown area, died in the collision, police said.

The taxi driver remains in a serious condition in hospital.

Two other men in the Astra are also in a serious condition, while the fourth was arrested at the scene on a warrant for unconnected matters.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said the matter had been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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