The man who police say caused a fatal Barry County car crash on had his license reinstated less than a week before the crash.

WOOD TV reports 19 year old Matthew Nosanov was speeding behind a police cruiser when a Barry County sheriff’s deputy allowed him to pass so he could pull over him over.

Instead of stopping, he led police on a 5-mile, high-speed pursuit that ended in the crash that claimed the life of a 24-year-old man on his way to work. Secretary of State records confirm Nosanov had his license reinstated on June 23 — five days before the crash — after the Driver Assessment and Appeal Division of the Secretary of State office apparently ruled to cut his suspension short following an appeal.

Nosonav’s license had been suspended in early May through July 3 after a February incident where he disobeyed a traffic control device and was involved in a crash in Hastings. Because of his prior driving record, the Secretary of State’s office suspended his driver’s license.

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