Police have launched an investigation following a fatal collision in Bramley involving a car stolen in a burglary.
At 3.31am today, police received a report of a burglary at an home in Ganners Road.
A 28-year-old man had received a stab wound to the back during the incident, and a silver Vauxhall Zafira had been stolen by two male suspects.
The car was sighted by a police unit nearby in Leeds and Bradford Road and made off before hitting a wall of a bridge over the Leeds & Liverpool Canal seconds later.
A man from the vehicle was found seriously injured at the scene and was given emergency treatment by police and paramedics but was pronounced dead a short time later.
The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, which is normal procedure for these circumstances. The IOPC has confirmed that an independent investigation is under way.
A search of the area around the collision was carried out for the second male, who was believed to have been in the vehicle. There are concerns for his welfare and enquiries are ongoing to identify and trace him.
The man stabbed during the burglary in Ganners Road was taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
A road closure had been in place for much of the day in Leeds and Bradford Road between Wyther Lane and the Broadleas, but has now been lifted.
Anyone who witnessed the burglary in Ganners Road or who has any information that could help with tracing the male believed to be missing from the vehicle is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting log number 177 of December 14 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat.
Anyone who witnessed the collision itself is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting the same log number.