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Driver killed fleeing CHP

September 24, 2011 | 10:28 am

A driver was killed while fleeing a California Highway Patrol officer, in a chase that reached speeds of 100 mph, after he struck another car turning into a parking lot at California State University Los Angeles early Saturday.

The driver, whose name was not released pending contacting next of kin, climbed from his car after the accident, but died minutes later on the street, according to a CHP report.

The occupants of the other car were taken to USC-Los Angeles County Medical Center for treatment.

The incident began about 1 a.m. when a CHP officer tried to stop a Honda Accord for speeding westbound on the 10 Freeway. A high-speed chase ensued, with the Honda exiting at Fremont Avenue. The chase continued down city streets and onto Paseo Rancho Castilla.

A Dodge Charger was stopped at a stop sign at Paseo Rancho Castilla, about to turn into a university parking lot. The Honda collided head on with the Dodge, sending the Dodge backward 125 feet, according to the CHP report.

The Honda crashed into a bus stop awning and came to rest on a sidewalk, according to the report.


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