David Proeber Photography
Police follow bank robber Robert Sylvester during a 50-mile high speed chase on Interstate 55 in Bloomington, Illinois.
Sylvester holds a gun in his right hand as he eludes police. Employed as a steel worker, Sylvester turned to robbery to support his family during the recession of 2009.
Sylvester points his gun at approaching police cars after crashing his sports utility vehicle in the middle of Interstate 55.
Still clenching a cigar between his teeth, Sylvester runs from police.
Jumping a concrete barrier, Sylvester escapes approaching
Sylvester dodges passing cars while fleeing from his crashed SUV.
Sylvester is shot by police during the escape. He died later at a hospital. Police learn his weapon was a pellet gun.