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100-mph police pursuit ends in fatal crash in Laguna Beach

March 28, 2011 |  1:06 pm

A police pursuit ended in a fatal collision Monday morning in Laguna Beach, authorities said.

The California Highway Patrol spotted a silver Scion XB without license plates speeding on the 405 Freeway near Jamboree Road in Irvine.

Officers attempted to pull over the vehicle at the 405 and 133 transition at 2:16 a.m. The driver, a 31-year-old Huntington Beach man, did not comply and exceeded speeds of 100 mph.

At 2:20 a.m., the vehicle collided with a tree after failing to compensate for the right hand turn near the Forest Avenue intersection, where Laguna Canyon Road turns into Broadway. The vehicle reportedly caught on fire after the collision.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene after paramedics treated him, according to CHP.

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