Deputies said Murphy refused to stop his car when they flashed their lights signaling for him to pull over, nearly striking other cars.
Alcohol appears to have been a factor in a crash that killed a Palmyra man in Seneca County, according to the Seneca County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies tried to pull over 67-year-old Larry Murphy for speeding northbound on Rt. 96 in the Town of Varick around 4 p.m Saturday.
When emergency lights were initiated, Murphy pulled to the side of the roadway before merging back onto Rt. 96. Deputies said Murphy refused to stop, nearly striking other cars.
Murphy turned west on County Road 120 (Marshall Road) in the Town of Fayette and lost control on a curve and hillcrest, crossing over into the oncoming lane then back across the westbound lane. Murphy's car left the road and sideswiped a telephone pole then overturned.
Deputies say Murphy was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only person in the car.
Murphy's drivers license was revoked, and alcohol appears to have been a contributing factor, according to deputies.
The investigation is ongoing.