A driver being pursued by police lost control and died after going off the road and into the woods late Thursday afternoon.

New Hampshire State Police said a Rockingham County Sheriff's Office deputy noticed a gray Nissan Sentra with front end damage and an expired inspection sticker on Route 101. The deputies tried to pull the car over after it exited onto Route 27 in Hampton, but it took off and eventually headed north on Route 1.

The car was spotted moments later by Greenland Police on Post Road, but the Sentra sped away from an officer who tried to stop it.  It turned right onto Route 33, then right onto Ocean Road at a high rate of speed.  The driver then lost control and went off the right side of the road and into the woods near Banfield Road in Portsmouth, according to State Police.

Portsmouth Police said the car hit a utility pole, which needed to be repaired by Eversource.

The driver was taken to Portsmouth Regional Hospital and pronounced dead.  Their identity has not been determined, according to State Police.

Police asked anyone with information about the crash to call them at 603-545-4288.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via X (Twitter) @DanAlexanderNH

New England's Top Pumpkin Patches for Festive Fall Fun

Gallery Credit: Megan

More From Seacoast Current