The Sacramento County Coroner has identified a man suspected of attempting to rob a bank on Friday and fleeing from police.
Michael Parker, 45, died following the crash.
At about 4:30 p.m. Friday a suspect believed to be Parker tried to rob El Dorado Savings Bank at 47th and J streets. He passed a note to a teller stating that he would take hostages if his demands were not met.
The bank, however, would not give him money, and the suspect left empty-handed.
Witnesses were able to describe the man and his car and give investigators his license plate number, allowing police to track him down a few miles away.
A pursuit ensued through city streets and on to the Capital City Freeway. The suspect exited the freeway at 30th Street and hit a tree near 30th and C streets.